2016 Buick LaCrosse Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – The new Buick LaCrosse 2016 will adorn significant changes in comparison to its predecessors when it comes to its efficiency and design. This 4-door mid-size car will certainly be remodelled and transformed to a luxury vehicle that is based on the Elmiraj Concept design language upon its release.
With this Concept, the vehicle will now have an exterior and interior that looks and feel similar to that of the Cadillac Elmiraj, alongside its extravagance reputation. To sum things up, the new LaCrosse will come with a sought-after design that will enable it compete favourably.
The intentions of the automaker became downright during the launch of the Avenir. It was then that the automobile giant announced the platform of the older models which are set to return once more and seems it has had its way with the expected launch of the new Buick LaCrosse for 2016 year.
The LaCrosse has already received widespread praise especially for its safety features and equipment which, by the way, we will be talking about next. Also, it will pack an awesome interior and exterior design upon its debut later in the year. We can also consider the high competition the model is facing as it goes up against the Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Genesis, Chevy Impala and the latest 2017 Acura TLX.
Federal Government Safety Rating – Buick LaCrosse 2016
The new LaCrosse has already made unprecedented news after it earned the highest 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The ratings were for the front and side crash tests, while four-stars was the rating for the rollover crash test segment.
The above-mentioned ratings only apply for the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants of the LaCrosse. Standard safety features of the LaCrosse include electronic stability control, a rear view camera, traction control, antilock brakes, and eight air bags.
Moreover, provided will be two Driver Confidence packages for spruced-up safety precaution. First is the Driver Confidence 1 package which will be exclusive for 1 SP, 1 SL, and 1 SR variants. The package includes; forward collision alert, lane-change alert, lane departure warning HID headlights, side blind-zone, heads-up display, and rear cross traffic alert.
Secondly and lastly is the Driver Confidence 2 package available on the 1 SR and 1SP and which will include; collision mitigation braking, full speed range adaptive cruise control, and a Safety Alert seat. The latter safety feature will start vibrating depending on the crash-emanating direction.
Despite these safety tests above on the new Buick LaCrosse, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn’t officially released the results yet. However, the Lacrosse for 2015 year earned amazing scores in all the institute’s crash tests.
Engine Specs – 2016 Buick LaCrosse
The new 2016 Buick LaCrosse will come fitted with a new twin turbo engine under its hood. With the new twin turbo powerplant: efficiency, speed, balance and superior fuel economy ratings should all be expected. The new engine to grace LaCrosse will be GM’s 3.6L LF3 Twin-Turbo V6 engine and a double turbo compressor.
The engine will be able to yield 420 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque. There will also be a hybrid powertrain, which will also be made available and will be able to source its power from a 2.4L EcoTec powerplant in combination with an electric motor.
The powerplant in solitary production will be able to yield around 182 horsepower. Unfortunately, the combined output figures have not yet been provided. The hybrid powerplant might come with a new transmission system or retain the existing one.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.7 in. (111.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.9 in. (196.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.1 in. (73.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 100.0 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3895 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A
MPG: 18/28 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
New Buick LaCrosse 2016 Price & Release Date
The new LaCrosse is expected to hit showrooms towards the fall of this year (2015). The price of the vehicle will be around $30,000.
Interior Images & Exterior Pictures for 2016 Buick LaCrosse
The cabin of the new LaCrosse will definitely be cosy than in the previous model thanks to the new design language likely to be employed by the new platform. But, there is no much exploits to accomplish considering its predecessors had astonishing interior specs.
Spy shots reveal the novelties to be expected from the new LaCrosse will include navigation system, adjustable front seats, a triple zone mechanical weather control system, and rear view camera.
As for the exterior of the new LaCrosse, it is expected to borrow heavily from the Impala, which isn’t such a bad thing bearing in mind the van’s appetite of the American market. The vehicle will also feature several colour palette which includes; Graphite Gray Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic.