2016 Buick LaCrosse Release Date, Price, Colors – The upcoming new Buick LaCrosse 2016 will manifest great changes in comparison to its fore runners when it comes to its efficiency and overall design. This four door mid-size sedan will certainly be remodelled and transformed into a luxurious and elegant vehicle that will be designed based on the Elmiraj Concept.
With this concept, the vehicle will therefore have an exterior and interior that mimics the Cadillac Elmiraj, alongside its extravagance and refinement. To sum it up, the new vehicle will come with a coveted design that will set it above its competitors.
The intentions of the automobile company became obvious during the launch of the Avenir. During the launch, Buick announced that the design language of the older models will surely return once again, and it seems it has with the expected launch of the new 2016 Buick LaCrosse.
The vehicle has already received praise especially for its safety features (which, by the way, we will be talking about in a moment). Buyers should look forward to an awesome interior and exterior design thanks to the platform it will use.
Federal Government Safety Rating – 2016 Buick LaCrosse
The new vehicle has already made news after it earned the highest five star overall safety rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The 5-star ratings were based on the front and side crash tests, while the 4-stars were for the rollover crash test.
The ratings apply to the FWD and the AWD versions of the LaCrosse. Other standard safety features of the vehicle include a rear view camera, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, traction control, and eight air bags, which include the back seat thorax airbags.
Additionally, there will be two Driver Confidence packages for that added safety precaution. The Driver Confidence 1 package will be made available for the 1 SP, 1 SL, AND 1 SR trims. The package will include the following safety features; forward collision alert, lane departure warning, lane-change alert, HID headlights, head-up display, side blind-zone and rear cross traffic alert.
The Driver Confidence 2 package, which will be available on the 1 SR and 1SP will include the following; full speed range adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, and a Safety Alert seat for the driver. The seat will start vibrating depending on the direction of the imminent crash.
Despite the fun-filled safety tests carried above on the new 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t yet rated the vehicle as yet. However, the 2015 Buick Lacrosse earned good scores in all the institute’s crash tests.
Engine Specs – Buick LaCrosse 2016
The new LaCrosse will come fitted with the new twin turbo engine under its hood. With this engine, speed, efficiency, balance and better fuel economy should all be expected. Beneath its bonnet will be GM’s 3.6L LF3 Twin-Turbo V6 engine and a double turbo compressor.
The engine will be capable of generating around 420 hp and 430 pounds of torque. A hybrid powertrain, on the hand, will also be made available and will be powered by a 2.4L EcoTec engine in combination with an electric motor.
The engine in solitary production will generate around 182 hp, while the combined output details have not been provided as yet. The hybrid engine might come with a new transmission system or might also retain the current 6-speed auto gearbox.
Price & Release Date of the New Buick LaCrosse 2016
The new vehicle is expected to hit the market towards the fall of this year. As for the price of the vehicle, buyers should expect a price tag of around 30,000 USD.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Images – 2016 Buick LaCrosse
The interior of the new vehicle will certainly be comfortable than in the previous model, thanks to the new design language likely to be dictated by the new platform. However, there is no much feat to accomplish considering the earlier models had an astonishing interior specs.
New features that should be expected from the new vehicle will include the adjustable front seats, satellite navigation, rear view camera and a triple zone mechanical weather control system.
Exterior wise, the new LaCrosse will borrow heavily from the Impala, which isn’t a bad thing considering the vans appetite of the American market. The vehicle will also come in several colours which will include; Ebony Twilight Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic and Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic.