General Motors’ Buick division will launch the completely redesigned Buick LaCrosse at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12.
The car will be offered in three models: CX, CXL and CXS.The CX is equipped with a new 3.0-litre direct-injection V6 producing 255 hp and 211 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CXL level adds heated leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps and turn indicators in the mirrors and is available with all-wheel drive. The high-end CXS gets a 3.6-litre direct-injection V6 good for 280 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque. The CXS is equipped with real-time active damping suspension, heated and cooled leather seats and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels. Nineteen-inch wheels are optional.
The current Buick LaCrosse is a midsize sedan that debuted in 2005 as a replacement for the previous Regal and Century. It’s front-wheel drive and V6-powered, and can seat up to six passengers. The LaCrosse’s underlying body structure is similar to a few other General Motors products, including the Pontiac Grand Prix.