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Spy photographers from auto.sohu have spotted the production version of the Invicta Concept. The Invicta shares it platform with the Opel Insignia which will be build in China and sold as Buick Regal, but the wheelbase of the Invicta is 10 centimeters longer than the Regal.






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Re: 2010 Buick Invicta

More pics of the North American Invicta/LaCrosse successor:

2010 Buick LaCrosse Spied, Possibly In Pursuit Of Lincoln MKS

We caught a convoy of 2010 Buick Lacrosse prototypes running on public roads—this time with drastically reduced camouflage. Prior Lacrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The prototypes captured here definitely show a resemblance Buick's Invicta concept car shown in China earlier this year.

Two distinct prototypes were identified in the group: one with no visible exhaust tips and a clean rear bumper, the other with sporty dual exhaust tips cut into the bumper and larger, more aggressive wheels.

We also managed a revealing interior shot, showing the impressive feeling of craftsmanship that will be applied to the Lacrosse's passenger compartment. It looks as if Buick stylists have learned a lesson, or two, from the Cadillac CTS' interior design.

The test group had an interesting mix of comparison vehicles along for the ride, covering a wide range of market segments. Running alongside the Lacrosse prototypes were a Mercedes E-class, a Lincoln MKS, and a Volkswagen Passat.







 

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The Buick LaCrosse has been out in China for barely two years, but GM have decided that the already excellent looking car is due for a face lift. The Chinese LaCrosse was designed by Shanghai GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, which bestowed quite a beautiful sedan on China, at least beautiful when compared to its pie faced cousin in the USA.

The new Buick Lacrosse, or possibly the Chinese version of the new Lacrosse was spotted out testing in China recently.

The new Lacrosse is supposed to be built on a new global platform designed by GM, and will bring with it the choice of 2.4 ecotec and 3.6 V6 engines. The new Lacrosse will be up against some stiff competition in the Chinese mainland, particularly the new Nissan Teana, as well as the Honda Accord.

Buick China appears to be using a ‘dual strike’ tactic when it comes to shoring up flagging sales, with the launch of the Opel Insignia as the new Buick Regal, and the new Lacrosse entering the market next year, it seems that GM China have prepared themselves well for 2009 and 2010, only the sales figures will give us the final results.

http://auto.sohu.com/20081127/n260875619.shtml



 

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2010 Buick LaCrosse for USA market will debut at 2009 Detroit Auto Show:
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/08/detroit-preview-2010-buick-lacrosse-breaks-cover/





BUICK TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES WITH THE 2010 LACROSSE LUXURY SEDAN

* Sculpted styling defines Buick's modern global design
* Luxurious interior crafted of premium materials with cool blue ambient lighting
* Intelligent personal technologies enhance the driving experience
* Responsive performance via efficient. direct injection dual overhead cam engines paired with six-speed automatic transmissions

DETROIT – Redesigned from the ground up, the 2010 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan makes its world debut at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 12. The LaCrosse offers all wheel drive, a suite of advanced intelligent personal technologies and safety features, and a choice of two fuel-saving V-6 engines.

"The new LaCrosse was created with great attention to detail, craftsmanship and advanced technology," said Susan Docherty, Buick-Pontiac-GMC vice president. "It builds on the success of Enclave as the next step in Buick's revitalization. And, as with Enclave, our goal is to attract a whole new buyer to our dealerships for LaCrosse."

Sculpted design

Buick's long heritage of leading designs, such as the Y-Job Concept, the Roadmaster and the Riviera, helped define American automobile design through the years, according to Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design. Today, Buick design is a product of a global team and resources. Creative collaboration between designers in the United States and China, in partnership with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) as well as chassis and body engineers in Europe, resulted in the first General Motors vehicle to be created on three continents.

"The new LaCrosse is intended to represent modern elegance," said Welburn. "Throughout the design, you experience a balance of contrasts. Both the interior and exterior have been designed with harmony in mind. The exterior balances taut, sculpted lines with sensuous accents and surfaces. Inside, smoked chrome accents, warm wood, first-class leather and materials combine with cool blue ambient lighting to create an inviting environment."

The exterior design is faithful to the Buick Invicta show car introduced at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show.

"It is instantly recognizable as a Buick, with its signature 'sweep spear' body-side styling, portholes inside the character line on the hood, and waterfall grille," added Welburn.

Luxurious interior experience

Inside, the two-tone interior is defined by a flowing, uninterrupted design theme that wraps around the instrument and door panels. Attention to detail is evident throughout the interior, including the analog instrument cluster, chrome offset by dark wood accents, and the contrasting thread and French stitching on the instrument panel.

Buick's signature QuietTuning – an engineering process to reduce, block and absorb interior noise – provides a distraction-free passenger environment.

An unexpected, inviting touch is the cool blue ambient lighting throughout the cabin from the center console, instrument panel and door panels.

Intelligent personal technologies

The contemporary atmosphere of the cabin includes the digital connectivity and personal technology offered in the new LaCrosse. That includes features such as in-dash navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and a USB port. For rear-seat passengers, a power rear-window sunshade and a DVD entertainment system, with two display screens integrated into the seatbacks, is available.

LaCrosse's intelligent technologies also work to deliver a 360-degree field of vision behind the steering wheel, for a greater feeling of comfort, security and safety. It starts with the available head-up display in the windshield, allowing the driver to monitor speed while keeping his or her eyes on the road. At night, the available adaptive lighting package can direct the high-intensity discharge headlight beams up to 15 degrees for enhanced illumination of the road and its curves.

LaCrosse offers Side Blind Zone alert that notifies the driver if a vehicle in adjacent lanes is traveling in the driver's blind spot. The LaCrosse is also available with a rear view camera, with the display integrated into the navigation system screen.

The technology available on LaCrosse enhances a suite of standard safety features that is designed to meet the criteria for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 20 Star Safety Rating. Highlights include front-, side- and roof-mounted head-curtain air bags, StabiliTrak stability- and traction-control system. The safety and security of OnStar is also included for the first year of ownership.

Responsive performance

LaCrosse's stiff body structure serves as the foundation for precise suspension tuning, safety and a quiet ride. Buyers can choose from a family of efficient, direct-injection six-cylinder engines and a fuel-conserving six-speed automatic transmission with tap-up/tap-down control.

The direct injection engines in the LaCrosse create more power with less fuel and reduce vehicle emissions through greater combustion control – particularly cold-start emissions that are reduced by up to 25 percent.

The 2010 LaCrosse will be offered in three models - CX, CXL and CXS:

* CX – equipped with a new 3.0L direct injection V-6, premium cloth seats and 17-inch wheels. The 3.0L engine generates an estimated 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 211 lb.-ft. of torque (286 Nm) and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
* CXL – also equipped with the new 3.0L direct injection V-6, adds leather-appointed heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps, outside rearview mirror with LED turn indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch wheels. Intelligent AWD is available.
* CXS – equipped with a 3.6L direct injection V-6; real-time active-dampening suspension; perforated, leather-appointed, heated and cooled seats, and chrome-plated 18-inch wheels (19-inch optional). The 3.6L engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, generates an estimated 280 horsepower (209 kW) and 261 lb.-ft. of torque (354 Nm).
 

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Real vehicle exposure! Domestic new Buick LaCrosse debut in April.

Recently, Netease has enthusiastic users at Boao, Hainan, shooting to the display used in the new Shanghai GM LaCrosse models. At present, the new LaCrosse is only available for sale at the North American market, so the instrument panel on the KM / H units and the rear of the Shanghai GM logo indicates that this is a Shanghai GM made the new LaCrosse.

The new LaCrosse exposure, indicating that domestic LaCrosse with the U.S. version of LaCrosse does not make much difference. At the same time, a lot of such as multimedia control center, seat memory, such as relatively high-end configurations can be retained. Trust homemade LaCrosse will be in April at the Shanghai auto show on debut. By then, about the new LaCrosse will unlock more mysteries.
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200903/56658.html




Shanghai GM nameplate on the back of the car.
 

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2010 Buick LaCrosse 2.0T

The Lacrosse received 2.0 turbo engine from smaller Regal. The engine which is turbo assisted with direct injection, produces an impressive 220bhp and 350Nm of torque paired to a six speed gearbox. The 2.0T will propel the Lacrosse from 0-100kph in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 230kph whist cruising at 90kph will give it impressive fuel economy of 6.8L. The lower priced 2.0T model starts at 259,900rmb, where as a premium 2.0T model is selling for 287,900rmb.


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Well, the facelift of this car is ready to hit the market and to be frank i haven't seen the original car till now, other than here. its truly eye catching. I liked the seats of the car, especially their designs. They are not like the other cars. Other than that I also liked the dash board of the car which being too much of featured doesn't looks messed.
 
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