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The last line of the LaCrosse in North America was rolled out in 2019. Is there a chance for a 2023 Buick Lacrosse to make an appearance soon?
The Buick LaCrosse is a car that satisfies an abundance of needs: comfortable ride, roomy interior, and driving dynamics that can’t be said to be bad. The driving assistance features and tech offerings it has are also quite comprehensive. That being said, those apparently weren’t enough to boost the sale of this car, as the nameplate was axed in 2019. How high of the possibility that a 2023 Buick LaCrosse will arrive? Find out below.
An Overview of the LaCrosse
The LaCrosse is a mid-size sedan produced and distributed since 2004 by Buick. Size-wise, it sits just beyond the Regal as the flagship product of the brand.
The car was introduced for the first time in the 2005 model year, replacing the Regal and Century in the North American market in the class of mid-size cars of the brand. Originally, it was sold as the Allure in Canada. The sedan received a complete redesign in 2010 and transformed into a larger upscale sedan. In 2017, it received a round of redesign once again.
The LaCrosse is one of the six cars under General Motor that was discontinued in 2019 as a result of the large-scale restructuring of the company. The last production of this sedan was dated in February 2019. That being said, this discontinuation only impacts the market of North America. In China and the Asian market where the sedan is a top-selling model, it is still manufactured.
The 2019 model year of Lacrosse in the Chinese market provided a facelift for the model. Amongst many upgrades, the facelift offered a new 2L turbocharged engine, which can be found in the 8th generation of GM’s Ecotec. If a 2023 Buick LaCrosse is truly coming, then there’s a big chance that it’s going to be powered by this engine that generates up to 237 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The said powertrain is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The new facelifted LaCrosse brought three available trim levels within its range. From the 2021 model year and afterward, an additional trim that’s supported by a 1.5L turbocharged engine was launched as the entry-level variant.
Predictions of Interior Design
If the 2023 Buick LaCrosse is indeed arriving, then it’s most likely to be the full-size 5-passenger sedan that it was. The last of this model provides 42” front-seat legroom and 38” rear-seat legroom. The V6-powered models offer 15 cu-ft trunk space while the 4-cylinder one carried a battery that decreases space to 14.3 cu-ft.
The materials and cabin design of the LaCrosse feel handsome and modern, and it’s quite hard to find rivals that can provide equally appealing offerings. The tall dashboard it has is wrapped in premium materials such as faux leather and wood. The car’s center console has a curvy design, mounted to touch the dashboard right underneath the infotainment display. The front-row seats are ergonomic and equipped with a power-adjustment function that makes long-distance driving comfortable.
Buick’s intention to make LaCrosse a highly connected vehicle is succeeding. It brings an extremely user-friendly infotainment interface even for less tech-savvy users. Simple functions such as changing between sources or switching radio channel is very easy to be done.
How is the Opportunity for a 2023 Buick LaCrosse to be Released?
March 2019 marks the last production of the LaCrosse for the North American market. As the consumers lean more into crossover SUVs, the sedan suffered from an annual sales number of merely 15,000 units in 2018. So, the decision to ax out the model is not entirely surprising.
However, the large sedan was actually supposed to receive refreshment in 2020. Still, Buick made a decision to concentrate more on developing its SUV lineups. As the LaCrosse is eliminated, the only passenger vehicle that remains under the brand is the Regal.
The 2023 Buick LaCrosse is not a whole reach either considering that its production and distribution in China are still going on. Let’s see if for the time being General Motors will drop any news related to the ceased nameplate.