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Judging from spy pics we've seen of the upcoming 2010 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors may have a winner on its hands, even if it is getting delayed. If specs from GM Inside News are accurate, Buick's new midsize sedan will have significant new powertrains, too. The big news comes from an all-new 3.0L, direct-inject V6 engine based on the larger 3.6L VVT powerplant that the General uses now. The small-displacement V6 packs some serious punch at 250 hp, and will be mated to the automaker's new 6T70 six-speed transmission for improved efficiency. The new 3.0L engine is likely to achieve a significant fuel economy gain over the 3.6, with highway economy estimated at close to 30 mpg. The new LaCrosse will also feature the same 3.6L powerplant that underpins the Chevy Traverse, with direct injection and an estimated 290 hp.

Other details about the new LaCrosse include HID headlamps, a heads-up display, rear view camera and all-wheel-drive. We haven't received any details on the AWD system, but we're guessing it will be the same unit that currently drives all four wheels of the new Saab 9-3X. We're looking forward to getting more details on the Buick LaCrosse, and when we do, you'll be the first to know.


[Source: GM Inside News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Building a quality car is not something gm has to worry about. They have been building quite reliable cars for years. Now all they need to do is make cars that people actually want. I can't expect this Buick to be all that great, as not one nice car has been built on the epsilon platform so far. Come on gm, prove me wrong!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn, what is this, Spyshot/Poorly Kept Secrets Week?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope the 3.0L DI V6 has LIVC.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love it. I wonder if the super trim(along with the new impala SS) will be powered by a V8 again.

      Gabagool, why did you only mention the solstice and G8? They have other good cars too. The G6 was the first pontiac to get rid of the messy clad. The new vibe is very nice and pretty sporty, especially the GT. Dont cancel a car from the "good" list just because its FWD.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks like a gorgeous car, hopefully the quality is there. I am concerned that it looks small, especially at the front end - not Buick enough or "regal" enough. We'll see...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Forgive the possibly daft question, but is this thing based round the Insignia? It looks like it, from the side profile and interior shots. If it is, and not too much is changed, it might be a decent car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The LaCrosse, like the Insignia, is supposed to be based on the Epsilon II platform. However, the Buick midsize sedan (Regal, I think) is a rebadged Insignia, while the LaCrosse is getting its own unique sheetmetal (based on the Invicta concept).
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks a lot like an MKS...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very impressive! After my 98 malibu gave me headaches, i think im ready to come back to you GM. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        not a big fan of its backside, this looks classic and smooth. I can always find one cheap after a year, sadly its bitter sweet, because i'm starting to like Gm again and they need new sales. :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well Crack,

        I'd still be cautious if I were you. I know three people who purchased GM cars recently One was a CTS, another was a Lucerne and the third was an H2.

        The CTS stranded the owner in the first week with a broken fuel pump, the H2 was lemon lawed after 800 miles due to metal shavings in the engine and the Lucerne has had various leaks and misc "idio lights" flashing on the screen.

        I want to see GM get better, but honestly I wouldn't bet my money on them yet. But hey, do whatever you want.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree
        my wifes 2000 Malibu was by far ht worst car i have ever run accross. not a single thing on it worked properly or wasn't replaced afer only 60k miles. what a POS

        she has a lease on a Murano now - she is in love with that thing, but i'm thinking of getting her back to GM on her next lease (if they still do them at that time) and if this car offers AWD it will be on the list

        the new Malibu is ruined by the tail - it's just a big mess adn not very attractive

        this Buick looks like a Lexus GS, but'll be about 20k less
      • 6 Years Ago

      Buick seems to be getting fine cars. Now Pontiac and SAAB also need to get fine cars. Cadillac has already been successfully turned around.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pontiac has fine cars, G8 and Solstice, they are fine, it's just that they do not sell at all. Which really is a shame.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Buick/GM is really pulling it together product-wise. The design on this is really classy. I really hope people wake up and buy some of this stuff though and give up on horridly plastictastic (not a real word) Camrys.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They're benchmarking it against an MKS, which is a good thing.

      And did anyone notice how one of the cars didn't have the exhaust tips integrated into the bumper? Just a lower trim level?
      • 6 Years Ago
      change the name LaCrosse, I would not be caught dead driving a car named LaCrosse lol like my gramps...
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