Back in September, General Motors promised nine new or refreshed models for its Buick and GMC brands within 12 months, and while we've already seen what the updated 2014 GMC Sierra will look like, we're now getting our first look at what appears to be the facelifted 2014 Buick LaCrosse. Judging by a set of spy shots posted on Autohome showing a Chinese-market model, the updated sedan is getting a pretty big makeover, including a completely redesigned interior and a refreshed exterior.

From the outside, all of the usual midcycle updates have been made to the LaCrosse, including new lights and fascias. The new front end features a larger, reshaped seven-sided grille, LED-trimmed headlights and Buick's signature portholes are now mounted on the side edges of the hood to be more visible. The rear view has similarly small yet refined changes such as the new decklid with a chrome brow that stretches the full width of the car, to a more squared-off rear fascia with exhaust outlets pushed out to the corners. From the single shot we can see, the LaCrosse's new rump looks very similar to the Hyundai Equus.

The second-generation LaCrosse helped reestablish Buick as a near-premium automaker with its interior quality, and the next model could very well up the stakes even more. The new cabin design ditches the wraparound wood trim on the instrument panel and door panels for a smoother, more contemporary look. While it's hard to make out all of the changes, we can instantly see that the center stack is now more upright with fewer buttons, but the biggest news might be the cabin technology the 2014 LaCrosse might offer. Checking out the shot of the center console, we see what looks to be a pad similar to the handwriting recognition technology used by Audi, which would make this a first for GM.

There's no word on when (or where) the 2014 LaCrosse will be introduced, but based on GM's timeline of "nine cars in 12 months" and the lack of camouflage in these pictures, we're guessing that we could see the facelifted sedan very soon.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks nice.
      Mike Hunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Lucerne called - it wants it's grille back!
      bluemoonric
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Kia.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bluemoonric
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        ocnblu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bluemoonric
        You're showing your ignorance. This car has Buick styling DNA all over it... cues that have been brand icons since the late 1940's. Kia is but a wet pup compared to Buick.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bluemoonric
        Looks like you need your head examined.
      k.naz
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL @ all the negative comments regarding this car. It never stops to amaze me how people bash a car on so many levels and yet they end up either liking it or buying it (applies to all manufacturers).
      Autofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM seems to be regressing in design. The current LaCrosse looks much better than this Chinese update. The Silverado/Sierra redo were worrying & now this. Cadillac seems to be fine but Chevrolet, Buick & GMC seem to have lost their collective way. Past Buick concepts have been stunning & production models were nice but this isn't a step forward. The Vette is gonna have Camaro taillights. The Malibu is a dog, hence the scrambling by GM to update it ASAP. GM is better than this and needs to get it's collective head out of it's posterior or else someone needs to call a proctologist.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Autofan
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          Autofan
          • 1 Year Ago
          I have no plans to buy one. Buick is doing just fine but if they start producing refreshed machines with lackluster styling then they will not be "just fine". Buick has had some beautiful concepts. It makes absolutely zero sense to jump someone for their opinion. Does GM send u bonus check for insulting ppl who disagree with you? You can have your opinion & I will have mine.
        ocnblu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Autofan
        Autofan... please catch up on some history before you spout off. The Corvette has had 4 element taillights since 1961. The Camaro had them from 1970-1973, not before and not since, until the new bodystyle. The 4 element tails spread FROM Corvette to other, lesser Chevys.
      blasds78
      • 1 Year Ago
      No thanks. This car is bland to me. The Regal (Insignia), though, is a nice-looking Buick.
      Mr E
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe I'm just getting older, but I can't believe how much I'm liking all the new Buicks.
      onwestcoast20
      • 1 Year Ago
      GM seems to be doing a better job in quailty than Ford, I spent 2 months looking for new vehicle..Chy is looking better(new 300 Rocks), BUT quality I still go off shore..Ford was looking good in 2008/2009, then they blew it on quality.
      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly, and not an improvement. Waiting for the GM fanboys to downrate my comment. Get a life.
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we have a Buick to aspire to? Buick needs a larger vehicle, a land yacht with modern underpinnings- a new age 225 if you will. While they are popular in China, and the reason GM kept Buick instead of Pontiac in the US, they are in danger of becoming the new "Mercury" in America- with little to differentiate them from their bslightly plainer Chevy versions. Just my nickle- as one who grew up with Buicks and myself owned numerous Buick product- and still do.
        Mason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug Danzeisen Sr
        Not quite. I see A LOT of Enclaves and most all of them are driven by youngish families...that was not the case with any Mercury.
        jasdroe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug Danzeisen Sr
        All cars are going smaller, given the coming mpg standards. That is why the largest Cadillac is built on this same architecture. That is why they run with V6s, not V8s, like it or not. As for being undifferentiated from Chevrolets, years ago, the 225 (and smaller Buicks) shared a lot more with their Chevy platform mates back then than they do now. The Lacrosse shares no glass, door openings or body panels with Impala (unlike how Mercurys did with Fords, or to a lesser extent, the sharing between bygone Buicks and Chevys). The Regal shares almost nothing with the Malibu...even though architecturally related, they share no interior or exterior panels. Same with the Verano and Cruze. Buick is selling like gangbusters in China, where overall GM now sells millions of units. Even in the US, Buick is not doing badly for a division with only four vehicle lines (soon to be five), especially given all the near luxury choices out there. They often outsell Cadilllac in the US, and move about three times the units that Lincoln does. .
      blaurge
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not even a hint of a bumper. A nice large grill and exposed lights. This is an auto body repair shop's dream because the slightest "fender-bender" will require replacing the entire nose. Of course the same can be said of most cars these days I suppose. I wish the automakers could come up with some compromise between protecting occupents and protecting the vehicle.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blaurge
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        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blaurge
        Um... what? Any body shop that's worth their salt can repair minor "fender bender" damage to bumper covers without having to replace them. Anything besides something that's badly torn to pieces can be repaired quite easily, actually.
        Obviously DaMinority
        @blaurge
        I think part of the single-surface nose issue (which you are right, seems to be most cars these days) is the pedestrian protection regulations. The way I understand them, the bumper has a very narrow maximum 'bend' in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. The idea being that the essentially vertical snouts do less damage when striking a pedestrian.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still looks like a generic GM sedan. Guess either the Opel the Buick is based on got a facelift.
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