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Click above for high-res spy shot gallery of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Let's forget about the Pontiac G3 for now and focus on what General Motors is doing right. Case in point is the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse, which has just been caught undergoing testing wearing very little camouflage. We can clearly see now that Buick designers drew heavily on the Invicta concept for inspiration. Even the concept's character line remains that kinks just ahead of the rear wheels to create a smooth arch over the rear fenders.

Photographers actually caught two LaCrosse models out testing, one of which showed a clean rear bumper and the other was brandishing two large, rectangular tailpipes and wearing demonstrably larger wheels. They even managed to snag a clear shot of the interior that shows an impressive dash design with what appears to be very high quality materials like a double-stitched leather dash and real wood accents.

Thankfully, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse looks like a winner along the lines of the Cadillac CTS and even Buick's own Enclave. It may even add ammunition to the argument that GM can build a world-class car when it wants to, but we'll wait until we see one in person and get some seat time to make our final judgment.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I had a chance to sit in the car recently. The interior material quality is better than Lexus, Infiniti or any other car out there. I hope the production version is as good as this concept. The dash board in the car I saw had Cashmere/light beige interior and Crimson exterior. Just wait until Detroit autoshow..everyone will be blown away with this fine car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really like the interior. It looks great and is very distinctive. Being distinctive is hard to do right now with every car looking like a 2000 Audi A6 inside.

      For a minute I actually thought of Lutz's comment "Buick competes with Lexus". Could it really be true?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks much better than the one from the previous spy shots, which looked like a Sentra.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Holy crap. I called a Buick sexy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "It may even add ammunition to the argument that GM can build a world-class car when it wants to"

      Just what I'm looking for - some journalistic arrogance that doesn't even smell right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My next car (either this or the volt)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like they caught up a little with the concept LaCrosse from @2000, which was really nice looking, and very disappointing when the nameplate was carried over to another bland sedan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that looks on par w/ the XF, very nice
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW!!! This looks absolutely stunning... espcially that leather interior. Other luxury brands, besides Jaguar, should take note from GM... Leather interiors look and feel worlds better and shouldn't be the realm of exotics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice face lift on the Jag FX!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow that Buick is quite nice. What does the LaCrosse compete with anyway?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seeing as how there's a Lincoln MKS following them around, I believe the MKS would be it's closest competitor. Well at least This Generation.... The Current Gen competes with the Accord. (Tell me about it.....)
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's because the Camry is the new grandma car. Have you driven around a senior center lately. Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry...
      My buddy sells Toyotas and says the majority of Camry buyers there are 65 and up!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks nice. I hope the interior is as nice to touch as it looks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow...That's real nice for Buick!

        It lends to the good looks of the Jaguar XF, both derived from a refined Lexus GS styling.

        GM nowadays is lookin' good...
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's a Chinese-designed interior from the GM Shanghai studio. Everything from materials to look and feel to lighting in the interior of this car was designed in China.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow! Now THAT'S a Buick I would be proud to see my grandma drive! lol
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