2020 Buick LaCrosse
The Buick LaCrosse receives a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year consisting of updates to the exterior styling. To note, a mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak.
It’s worth clarifying that the refreshed LaCrosse is exclusive to the Chinese market, and as the North American model has been discontinued. As such, all information herein pertains to the China-only market.
Changes, Updates, New Features
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The 2020 Buick LaCrosse continues to be offered as a four-door sedan.
Like all third-generation units of the Buick LaCrosse, the 2020 LaCrosse continues to ride on the extended-wheelbase variant of GM’s E2 platform. The LaCrosse is the only model to use the long-wheelbase version of the architecture, with the following vehicles using the regular wheelbase version:
Engines & Transmissions
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse is expected to continue being offered with the following engines and transmissions.
|Manufacturer||Brand||Model||Model Year||Engine||Wheel Drive||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||2.5L I4 LHN DOHC with 20 kW electric mild hybrid with start/stop||Front wheel drive||6-speed auto MHN Gen 3||194 / 145 @ 6300||187 / 252.5 @ 4400|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||3.6L V6 LGX DOHC with cylinder deactivation||Front wheel drive||9-speed auto M3G||310 / 230 @ 6800||268 / 363 @ 5200|
|General Motors Company||Buick||LaCrosse||2020||3.6L V6 LGX DOHC with cylinder deactivation||All wheel drive||9-speed auto M3G||310 / 230 @ 6800||268 / 363 @ 5200|
The 2020 Buick LaCrosse will continue being assembled by GM China/Shanghai GM facilities for the Chinese market.
We expect that the third-generation LaCrosse will live on thru at least the 2021 model year. At this point, it’s not clear whether Buick will make an all-new, future Buick LaCrosse, given the ongoing market shift away from sedans and towards crossovers.
In 2017, it was rumored that GM had plans to discontinue the LaCrosse after the third generation. However, in April 2018, GM CEO Mary Barra stated that sedans remain an important part of GM’s product portfolio, as cross-town rival Ford Motor Company announced plans to discontinue all sedans in its lineup.
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