All-New 2024 Buick LaCrosse Leaked Again In China30
After the all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse first leaked in China late last year, images of Buick‘s upcoming full-size sedan have just leaked again in the Asian country.
Authorities in China have released a new future product statement from the SAIC-GM joint venture for all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse, this time with images and specific information about the fourth-generation sedan’s base trim level – which will remain an exclusive vehicle for the Chinese market.
In particular, the new leak presents the base variant of the all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse with a relatively plainer look than the mid-level trim seen in December. However, the biggest difference between the two concerns the powertrain, as the entry-level 2024 LaCrosse will be equipped with a next-generation turbocharged 1.5L engine instead of the familiar 2.0L I4 LSY engine found in more equipped versions.
Aesthetically, the recently leaked base 2024 Buick LaCrosse painted in white maintains most of the body elements of the initially revealed red unit, inspired by the brand’s latest Pure Design language. The differences are in finishing details such as the wheel design and the rear bumper with a specific lower part that replaces the double exhaust outlet with decorative moldings.
For its part, the entry-level 2024 Buick LaCrosse includes an eighth-generation Ecotec turbocharged 1.5L engine coded “LAX” with an output of 132 kW or 177 horsepower. The engine will be exclusively mated to the same GM nine-speed automatic transmission as with the 2.0L LSY. Unlike the previous statement, this one did not offer any fuel consumption details for the turbo 1.5L engine.
The all-new 2024 Buick LaCrosse will make its world debut in the coming months in China, which will remain the only country where the nameplate is still manufactured and marketed. The new LaCrosse will continue to be based on the same long-wheelbase GM E2 platform as the third-generation model and measures 196.7 inches long, 73.5 inches wide and 57.9 inches tall, riding on the same 114.4-inch wheelbase.
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It looks like a mix between a Lexus and a catfish. Sorry, but this is fugly.
Looks like a photoshopped Malibu. I’m assuming this is based off the current gen Malibu, as from the beltline up it looks almost identical. It also looks much smaller than or most recent LaCrosse in NA.
Don’t assume. Read the article. It literally says this model will be based on the long wheelbase E2 platform.
I believe they said as well that the next generation Malibu will also be built on an elongated platform. Perhaps, they will both be similar in design too!
It is not a WOW but it is an OK
A big step down in both styling and engine and the front is terrible! Even still I would take this over the rubbish we are stuck with for this division here in the States.
To my eyes, it’s very comparable in general with the Chinese Toyota Avalon, so, if that’s the market they’re going after, it should be fine.
And with the right color and the right wheels and the right trim (Avenir), I bet this vehicle would look even better.
In any event, it’s basically just holding a place until the all-Electra line-up of 2030.
Well, if Buick’s goal is to make their vehicles more ugly, then we have a win. That front end is just not working for anything that I’ve seen it on. First the Encore GX and now this. So sad.
Buick should offer that here. Why GM cedes the sedan market to Kia, Hyundai, Toyota Lexus, Acura Honda etc is mind boggling.
Something tells me this will be used a Malibu next-gen (unless it’ll go completely EV)
Only if GM doesn’t produce a new Malibu for China. I think it’s an ugly Lexus rip off but the entire goal seems to be building a new Buick without sweap spears, waterfall grills, or fake port holes.
Acura has dramatically upped it’s design and on price they are probably Buick’s closest rival in the US. I’m not a fan of ‘Pure’ design, dislike the evolution of the winged lighting element & think Simcoe has poor design judgement. He’s an engineer, not a stylist, and Buick’s rebirth will not slow Chinese domestic rivals from catching up
Again, showing the limited gm models no longer available to North America. Not really a fan of the new Buick front end look. The back end looks like the all new Toyota Crown Sports sedan (replaced Avalon) in the U.S.A.
That front end is awkward, gawky, terrible. The rear is fine. Am I dreaming, or does the trunk nameplate read “2.5T” on the white car?
well, which rear `? the red or the white one ?
Buick doesn’t even try anymore.
I bet this will be the next Malibu with a Chevy nose. I like this folks!!
Me too! I wonder if the same discussion was occurring 73 years ago about the 1950 Buick lineup. Very reminiscent front end/grill to my eye.
Although the front end of this car looks weird, I prefer this car over any of the boring, useless, cookie cutter SUV´s or crossovers for sale in North America. Not everybody likes SUV´s or crossovers or is willing to buy one no matter what.
Other then the Lexus looking front there are worse looking cars coming to market. It will probably stay in Commieland anyway.
The shark nose styling just does not work on anything at all that I’ve seen thus far. It has no connection to the rest of the design either so it feels forced and out of place. Way too radical for such a subdued side and rear design. In fact the side profile immediately made me think of the current Malibu.
Are these designed in China too? Seems like everytime I’ve seen a company like Geely or other JDM only brands design a vehicle it is a direct knockoff of something already produced. Their stylists are well below average in their craft and this appears to be another example.
I now dread what the next Enclave will look like.
Malibu will shortly die in the U.S.A.
Please keep it in China! Fugly and underpowered. Reminds me of the fugly Toyota and Lexus that everyone is buying because it’s a sedan.
is this a completely new generation? It looks like a refresh with a new front end and tail lights – almost everything else on this car looks identical to the current model. Once again here as with the Encore GX – Buick designers took a great front end and made it look terrible. Something with the proportions looks off – the beltline too high or the slant on the back end/deck lid?????
I’m wondering why GM can import Buick SUV’s to North American, but they won’t import Buick Sedans here for those who want them?
what have they done to this thing? horrific
I like it in white, just needs a bigger engine.
Just curious…Those (seemingly most) of you critics and complainers of these new designs are likely of a certain age. Who remembers
1977, when GM went cookie cutter and did a complete radical redesign and immense downsizing of its entire product line across the board in response to the fuel crisis? Did you all whine and complain about the smaller engines and death of the “full sized car”?
That move proved to be the best thing GM did at the time, despite all the naysayers and threats to defect to the still “full size” Ford and Chrysler products. Those new Caprices and LeSabres and Delta 88s, etc enjoyed stellar sales and popularity, which led the other “Big Two” to follow suit a couple years later.
My point? Change and evolution happens. Just because it doesn’t align with what you are used to, doesn’t mean it is bad or wrong…and it will become the norm just as it has happened in the past. Every company needs to stay ahead of the curve and cater to its up and coming audience to stay relevant and profitable.
Very contemporary design, tech, and the idea of EV is the future. Updated old school designs are also good in a “one off” type of design like the Camaro was or the mustang was or the challenger was, but not as a mainstream product.
The ‘70s is my favorite decade of old school automotive style, but I also embrace the new, cutting edge updated design ideas of this new generation.