• Mar 19, 2006

If General Motors is considering yanking Buick from their portfolio in the name of downsizing, you wouldn't know it by looking at their plans. As we reported earlier, GM is expected to introduce a new vehicle dubbed the LaCrosse Super, but Edmunds Inside Line has the concept debuting significantly earlier-- at the end of this month (March 28) in New York. The Chicago Tribune article referenced Saturday pegged the uber-LaCrosse as a 2007 show circuit concept, possibly debuting in Chicago. Further, Inside Line indicates that he LaCrosse Super is slated to receive a 300-plus horsepower V8 and have styling "heavily inspired" by 2004's Velite concept (shown above), so bet on a waterfall grille and portholes.

The LaCrosse Super is expected to hit showrooms sometime in "the next few years."

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Buick has exceptional long term dependability ratings (far better than Toyota and Honda) but in my opinion they've been held back by conservative design. This is just what they need to get people to notice what great cars Buick really are.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's the front-end design that should have been on the Lucerne instead of the uninspired style that's on the Lucerne now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks nice. This could be just the car Buick needs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like a cross between a Lexus SC 430 and an Infiniti MX-series, but it's the first Buick that I've liked.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Portholes first appeared in 1949, but in "Buickspeak" they were offically called VentiPorts!
      • 8 Years Ago
      >The LaCrosse Super is expected to hit showrooms sometime in "the next few years."

      A V8 gets dropped in the LaCrosse, just in time as gas prices go up further. Probably cheaper for GM to do than to engineer a mild hybrid powertrain, but I'm no Bob Lutz.

      Speaking of which, are they creeping up rather early this year, or is it just my imagination?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gardiner Westbound:
      Umm.. have you forgotten about Buick, Cadillac, and Saturn? All of which are either ranked at the top of these fields or are in the top five according to many different surveys.

      Buick is Number 2 behind Lexus in quality and dependablity. Cadillac is number 5.

      Saturn is the benchmark in customer service and relations. Go into a dealership and take a look for yourself.

      You really need to get out more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM is designing some very good looking cars. Too bad its quality, durability and customer relations are still substandard.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM would be very well served indeed by building this car. It could be a very hot ride indeed. I see it on MTV cribs not long after its premier to the U.S. market.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like it!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Haha that's funny but true Robino,

      I'm definitely no GM fanboy, in fact their entire product line blows except for a few crown jewels, BUT I like the look of this car. This might help them turn their image around.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Years ago, when this car was first built as a concept,
      they originally had the 3.6 v6 twin turbo with over 400hp. What happened to that idea?? It was at that
      time called the Velite.
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