Here in the U.S., the Buick LaCrosse first rolled off the line in 2004 for the 2005 model year, while in China, the sedan launched for the 2006 model year. Although the LaCrosse was sold in both markets for three generations, the Buick LaCrosse eventually got the axe in the U.S. after the 2019 model year following a global restructuring effort. Nevertheless, the nameplate continued on in China, with an all-new fourth generation launching for 2023. Which got us thinking – what would a fourth-gen Buick LaCrosse wagon look like?
Naturally, we should preface this by stating that, as far as we know, GM has no plans to actually develop or produce a fourth-gen Buick LaCrosse wagon. In fact, it looks like the fourth-gen Buick LaCrosse sedan offered overseas will remain exclusive to the Chinese market, and won’t be sold in the U.S. Nevertheless, we thought it might be fun to imagine what those fourth-gen lines would look like when laid onto a long-roofed wagon.
Up front, you’ll spot the taut styling and sharp angles of the latest fourth-gen fascia, including check-mark shaped lighting that draws back from the nose into the vehicle fenders before dipping down into the bumper. A large front intake dominates the fascia’s leading edge, while chrome accents add even more visual impact. The styling is reminiscent of the Buick Wildcat EV concept that debuted last year.
Moving down the flanks of our fourth-gen Buick LaCrosse wagon, we’re met with a set of large alloy wheels, finished in silver. Trim embellishment is seen along the rear edges of the front fenders, leading into the front doors, while the windows are bracketed by polished silver surrounds.
Speaking of the windows, the side view reveals the extended roof design, leading into an angled rear glass section and hatch. A pair of rails were added along the outer edges of the roof, while a stylish spoiler element finishes the top lines. The hatch section is dominated by wide taillights that stretch from fender to fender, similar to the sedan.
This wagon design would obviously enhance available cargo space, similar to the old Buick Regal TourX, but without the body cladding. It’s an interesting setup, even if it is pure fiction.