Facelifted Buick Lacrosse launched on the Chinese car market
Published on April 25, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The facelifted Buick Lacrosse sedan has been launched on the Chinese car market, but only partially. Buick only launched the top-spec ‘3.0 SIDI’ V6 model, the 2.0 turbo and 2.4 will hit the market in June, alongside a new hybrid. Price for the 3.0 SIDI is 369.000 yuan. The facelift includes a new and much bigger grille, new headlights, new bumpers, new rear lights, and an updated interior.
Power comes from a 3.0 V6 with 265hp and 296nm, mated to a 6-speed automatic. The Buick Lacrosse is made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. The Lacrosse sits in a difficult part of the market. Those who want a Buick go for the European-engineered Regal, and those who want something more expensive buy an Audi. The facelift, no matter how impressive the grille, won’t change that.