2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
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Hybrids have never been a hit in China, with even the Toyota Prius failing to make a dent in a meaningful way over there. Some say the Prius' unconventional styling turns Chinese consumers off. Maybe that's why Buick is betting its conventionally styled LaCrosse eAssist will be a hit in China.

The non-eAssist LaCrosse has been one of Buick's Chinese sensations over the past 18 months and, now that General Motors has launched the eAssist LaCrosse in China, buyers over there will have to decide whether or not to opt for the more fuel-frugal sedan. GM says the LaCrosse eAssist is 28-percent more fuel efficient than its conventional counterpart and announced the mild hybrid sedan will start at 265,900 yuan ($41,634 U.S. at the current exchange rate). That's slightly more expensive than the Prius, but Buick has never really had a problem selling its vehicles in China, so we assume the LaCrosse eAssist will do okay, too.


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      EVnerdGene
      • 8 Months Ago
      GM assuming the Chinese will like boring nameplates also. Axed Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saturn, and even Hummer,,, but kept Buick. Go figure. Ever driven down the road and called Earl? Eaaaarrrrlll. What kind of car does Earl drive? A Buuuu-ick.
        Marco Polo
        • 8 Months Ago
        @EVnerdGene
        Gene, Buick is America's oldest car brand still existance. (1899). Buick was the founding brand for GM. Buick was concieved as the car for the self-made man, who didn't want the flash of a Cadillac, but wanted the luxury with a bit of a sporting image.
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