2016 Buick LaCrosse Redesign — News & Changes
The 2016 Buick LaCrosse redesign will bring numerous improving updates, which will change the appearance and performance of this four-door sedan. The redesigned LaCrosse is based on the Elmiraj concept. Having that in mind, we can expect the Omega II platform to underpin the 2016 LaCrosse as well as the other styling details. Since the redesign is still a well kept secret, we can say only what we found out so far. At this point, we can say that the new exterior of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse will be fresh and modern, with contemporary design language. With completely new architecture and, according to some rumors, new twin-turbo engine, this sedan will be one of the most pleasant surprises once it’s released. As for the premiere and release date, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse is expected to be introduced by the end of 2015 and it will probably be available in spring 2016.
2016 Buick LaCrosse Exterior Redesign And Omega II Platform
Since the Elmiraj concept is based on the Omega II platform, the redesigned 2016 LaCrosse will probably have the same lightweight architecture, which provides better underpinning. Some sources say that the Omega II platform will allow this sedan to grow, so we can expect slightly bigger LaCrosse. If they persist with the Elmiraj concept, they will probably quote some of its design solutions, so the 2016 LaCrosse might get a beautiful front fascia with wide grille and vertically oriented LED headlights. Since its longer hood and couple-like roofline will contribute to the elegant appearance, this four-door sedan is expected to be one of the most beautiful sedans on the market. Thanks to the possible enlargement, the interior of this sedan should provide more passengers’ space. Of course, all the news about the exterior of the 2016 Buick LaCrosse aren’t the most reliable, so we have to be patient in order to find out how much would they rely on the Elmiraj concept.
Powertrains Of 2016 Buick LaCrosse
According to some reports, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse will be powered by a GM’s 3.6-liter LF3 TwinTurbo V-6 engine. We can’t say that this engine will be certainly installed, but if it does, it will provide impressive specs. This engine delivers 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid powertrain is also expected. It will probably be carried over, so the eAssist hybrid system which comes with a 2.4-liter EcoTec direct-injected engine with 182 horsepower. The possibility of installing the LF3 V-6 engine isn’t so unreal as in may seem at first look. The 2016 Buick LaCrosse redesign will promote this sedan in the top luxury sedans’ stratum. This kind of luxury car should come with an engine this powerful.
2016 Buick LaCrosse Release Date
Like we already said, the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse will be released in spring 2016. We can expect it to be unveiled by the end of 2015, but more news about the changes will be available sooner. We shouldn’t be surprised if they introduce this sedan earlier than expected, but its release date shouldn’t be rescheduled. This car won’t be assembled in Kansas anymore. The 2016 model will be made in Detroit.