buick enclave, buick lacrosse

List of News and Information about buick enclave and buick lacrosse on 4WheelsNews.com

News and Information about buick enclave and buick lacrosse

Read the latest news and information about buick enclave and buick lacrosse published on 4WheelsNews.com! View comments and pictures about buick enclave and buick lacrosse on 4WheelsNews.com!

You also might be interested: buick, buick enclave, buick lacrosse, opel, avenir, price, united states, la auto show, hybrid, eassist, new york auto show, special edition, sedan, gm, chevrolet malibu

Next-generation Buick Enclave and LaCrosse to be sold in Europe under Opel nameplate

As part of General Motors’ efforts to quickly reinforce the Buick brand, the Opel Insignia has been turned into a Regal. Soon, the Astra will be transformed to a 2012 Verano. GMInsideNews reported that GM is planning to give a makeover to its European division by offering the next Buick Enclave and LaCrosse that will carry Opel badges.

It’s possible too that the vehicles will get a Vauxhall badge. If cost is the consideration, this move makes sense since it provides GM with economies of scale due to increased production.

It also adds to the Opel lineup without incurring major engineering expenditures. It’s to be expected though that there will be suspension improvements and various powertrains. It’s likely that the Buick LaCrosse will get the Opel Omega badge, a name intended for the German carmaker’s largest sedan.

Read the entire article Next-generation Buick Enclave and LaCrosse to be sold in Europe under Opel nameplate

2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir has starting price of $45,795

Interested to get Buick’s latest rendition of the Avenir? It isn’t really a range-topping trim as it’s actually treated as a sub-brand. Before it came out as the LaCrosse sedan, this model first appeared as a four-door concept, and was initially introduced as the Enclave SUV. As you know, the Enclave Avenir has a starting price of $53,500, and the LaCrosse will be priced a little cheaper when it finally goes on sale in a few weeks.

Let us get into more detail regarding the prices of the LaCrosse trims. Firstly, the luxurious 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir can be had for a reasonable price of $45,795. This makes it $3,700 more expensive than the standard LaCrosse Premium, which has a price tag of $42,095 (inclusive of a destination cost of $925).

Under the hood of the LaCrosse Avenir is the same 3.6 liter engine that can be found in the Premium model. It carries out 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 268 pound-feet (363 Newton-metres) of torque, paired to a nine speed automatic transmission. But since it is priced a little more, expect it to come with some extra features too.

Read the entire article 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir has starting price of $45,795

Buick introduces 2018 LaCrosse Avenir premium flagship sedan

There will be, indeed, a new member for Buick’s luxury sub-brand Avenir in 2018. Buick has officially introduced the inclusion of the new 2018 Buick LaCrosse Avenir premium flagship sedan, which it describes as its highest expression of luxury.

Making the LaCrosse sedan part of the Avenir sub-brand was an easy decision for Buick. Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, noted that nine of 10 LaCrosse customers are picking one of the top two trim levels, which means that these clients are seeking more from Buick. Alfred quipped that by bearing the name Avenir, the new LaCrosse Avenir offers more content and more elegant appearance all in attainable luxury. The new 2018 LaCrosse Avenir will feature distinct styling cues, an extensive set of standard elements as well as exclusive premium materials.

Just like the recently introduced Enclave Avenir, the new LaCrosse Avenir comes with a number of design cues derived from and inspired by Buick concept cars. These design cues include the distinct three-dimensional mesh upper and lower grille with chrome wings, as well as the Avenir script badging on the front doors. As standard, the new LaCrosse Avenir rides on exclusive 19-inch Pearl Nickel. Twenty-inch Midnight Silver wheels are also available.

Read the entire article Buick introduces 2018 LaCrosse Avenir premium flagship sedan

Buick’s Avenir sub-brand to welcome LaCrosse full-size sedan into its luxury lineup

It looks like Buick’s luxury sub-brand Avenir is all poised to give birth to a new member in 2018. Buick will be adding the LaCrosse into its Avenir lineup next year, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission, as dug up by GM Inside News.

Presently, the Buick LaCrosse has become a victim of the crumbling full-size sedan market. In fact, with a 204-day supply of inventory, the Buick flagship sedan has shown its weakness – low sales. But things may change if Buick would create a premium luxury version of its flagship sedan and have it don the Avenir badge. Buick is hoping that once the LaCrosse in the luxury car market, the destiny of its low-selling full-size sedan might cross to the greener pasture.

Buick or GM hasn’t confirmed it, but the LaCrosse Avenir was definitely included in GM’s 2018 Vehicle Identification Number Decoder revised and submitted to the NHTSA in September. As indicated in these documents discovered by GM Inside News – in particular in the VIN’s fifth position – Buick is planning to offer two configurations of the LaCrosse Avenir – front-wheel and all-wheel drive. It is expected that the new Buick will be powered by exclusively with the current 3.6-liter V6 engine as mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Read the entire article Buick’s Avenir sub-brand to welcome LaCrosse full-size sedan into its luxury lineup

Buick's heavily altered 2017 Buick LaCrosse was a likeable vehicle when it was rolled out last year, however the declining passenger car market affected the overall appeal of the vehicle especially the full-sizer's standard feature and efficiency. Sales went downhill due to this reason. Now the American automaker is rebounding by revealing that the 2018 LaCrosse will have a tempting upgrade to offer in the form of eAssist mild hybrid system and new transmission in V6 powered models in hopes of attracting more customers into the showroom.

The newest 2018 Buick LaCrosse is geared with a 2.5 L 4-cylinder with an eAssist mild hybrid as the vehicle's standard powertrain. In an economical move, the price will be slashed from $32,990 to $30,490 for the existing sedan that is equipped with the 3.6 L V6 engine. The hybrid model will be available at showrooms this coming fall. The American car maker is still mum on the specific details regarding the hybrid LaCrosse's output.

But Buick commented that the powertrain is expected to upgrade the sedan's fuel economy in the city by about 19 percent which will allow it an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon in the highway. The hybrid sedan's 2.5 L 4-cylinder utilizes a motor generator unit that takes the place of a conventional alternator, and a 0.45 kW-hour lithium-ion battery stocks energy for the system.

Read the entire article 2018 Buick LaCrosse is available with mild hybrid powertrain as standard

Buick unveils the latest 2018 Enclave at the 2017 New York Auto Show featuring versatile functionality, spaciousness and the latest technology. The midsize luxury SUV now has more space at the third row, an improved towing capability, various safety technologies, and a range of useful interior features. Inside, it boasts of premium materials which enhances the whole experience of cruising with this all-new seven-passenger midsize luxury SUV.

Despite its slimmer size and shorter height, the new Enclave is more spacious on the inside. The standard leg room on the third row offers 5.6 more inches compared to that of the Acura MDX, 4.5 inches more compared to the Audi Q7, and almost 3 inches more compared to the Infinity QX60. And compared to the outgoing model, the new Enclave comes with a longer wheelbase and tighter (by 1.4 feet) turning circle, contributing to better maneuverability.

The new Enclave has a seating capacity good for seven passengers, and provides 10 percent more cubic feet of cargo space (behind the first row) compared to the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60. It even boasts of increased towing capacity, allowing up to 5,000 pounds of weight – that’s almost about the same weight as a typical 21-foot sport boat!

Read the entire article 2018 Buick Enclave redefines the standards for midsize luxury SUVs

Gracing the 2017 New York Auto Show is the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir – the brand’s very first entry in its new Avenir luxury sub-brand. This latest generation of Buick’s crossover vehicle comes with a sleeker look, compared to vehicles in the same class.

The Enclave Avenir has taken some features from recent Buick concepts such as the Avenir Concept car and integrating it as its own. Here, we find a combination of its mesh grille and chrome wings which serve as a support for the Buick tri-shield emblem. Another standard feature is a pair of LED headlights featuring automatic high beams.

Compared to the outgoing model, the 2018 Enclave is now taller and longer. Its height has increased by 2.4 inches (61 millimeters) or a total of 204.3 inches (5.189 meters), and its wheelbase is made longer so that it is now at 120.9 inches (3.071 meters) – a 2-inch (51-millimeter) increase from the current generation’s. However, this increase in size does not affect its weight as the 2018 Enclave is lighter than the current generation – the base model’s curb weight is at 4,358 pounds (1,977 kilograms), which is actually 366 pounds (166 kg) lighter.

Read the entire article 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir debuts at New York Auto Show

Buick revealed today its most recent addition to its Sport Touring Edition lineup. With its Satin Black Ice-toned grille and the chrome-clad 20-inch wheels highlighted with Satin Black Ice, 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition is indeed a more athletic and expressive version of its Enclave mid-size luxury SUV.

The company expects that this latest offering will be able to bring its newest design theme to its most loyal customers. Data shows that for 2015, an estimated 33.4% of Enclave sales were due to returning customers. This is not only seen as the highest loyalty rate for a Buick model but also it ranks high with regards to the top model-to-model loyalty rates for the crossover SUV class.

In fact, the Buick even managed to beat other competitors like the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7, and even other vehicles like the Toyota Highlander and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Read the entire article Buick reveals latest mid-size luxury SUV: the 2017 Enclave Sport Touring Edition

The new face of Buick has been unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with the launch of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. Among the major influences of this new look are the highly acclaimed Avenir concept seen at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Buick concept that appeared during the middle of the 20th century.

Set to start selling in the early part of the summer of next year, the LaCrosse has a redesigned grille that has a big opening and bears the Buick tri-shield insignia expressed with three colors (red, blue, and silver).

It is fitted with wing-like parts that are emphasized as they’re placed against darker waterfall grille bars that are reminiscent of the 1954 Wildcat II concept. Duncan Aldred, the vice president of Global Buick, said that the new LaCrosse marks the start of the next step in the brand’s quest to conquer the international scene.

Read the entire article 2017 Buick LaCrosse gets official at LA Auto Show

General Motors has issued a recall of 8,208 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans (MY2014) over issues with their front brake assembly. GM said in a statement that rear brake rotors might have been installed in the front brake assembly of the sedans, resulting to “possible reduced braking performance.”

The carmaker said that the situation could significantly shorten front brake pad life as well as cut brake system performance, which could heighten risk of a crash. GM said that around 1,700 of the cars with customers and the rest are with dealers. According to GM, it is unaware of any crashes or injuries linked to the problem.

It added that only a “small percentage” of the recalled vehicles would have the wrong front rotors. A spokesman for GM said the carmaker has sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration informing the agency of the recall.

Read the entire article GM is recalling 8,208 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse

Buick has just announced that the 2014 LaCrosse will be priced at $34,060, including a $925 destination charge. The 2014 LaCrosse will be offered as standard with the next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch reconfigurable color cluster display, eight air bags and an eAssist powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.

For $2,495, Buick offers the all-new Ultra Luxury interior package that includes the unique dark stained Tamo Ash wood throughout the cabin, jet black synthetic suede on the headliner and vanity mirrors, and Semi-Aniline full leather seats in sangria color. If you want even more, Buick offers the Driver Confidence I package for $2,125, which includes Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Warning, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, articulating high-intensity discharge headlights, and a head-up display.

If you are not satisfied, there is the Driver Confidence II package that costs $1,745 and must be paired with Driver Convenience I. The Driver Confidence II package includes Adaptive Cruise Control, an Automatic Collision Prep system, and a patented Safety Alert Seat that directs the driver’s attention using vibrations through the surface of the seat bottom.

Read the entire article 2014 Buick LaCrosse has a price tag of $34,060 in the United States

General Motors Co. will be recalling over 38,000 sedans equipped with its "eAssist" mild hybrid system to fix circuit boards that may overheat. Such an incident may lead to a loss of battery charge or a fire in the trunk in extreme cases. According to the carmaker, it was aware of the two trunk fires related to the issue but remarked that there were no injuries or crashes as a result of the problem.

Affected sedans include the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal from the 2012 and 2013 model years. The affected sedans were assembled in the United States before December 2012. Overheating of the circuit boards in the generator control module in some of the sedans may result to several issues like loss of battery charge and the illumination of a malfunction indicator light.

The issue, however, does not involve the eAssist battery. The engine may stall if the warnings are ignored. The issue may result to a burning or melting odor. GM said in a statement that it knows of the generator control board incidents, most of which have occurred within first 1,000 miles of operation.

Read the entire article GM will recall 38,000 sedans due to problems with circuit boards

Buick unveiled an updated LaCrosse sedan at the New York Auto Show last week and as you may know already, the company has been relying on the LaCrosse for its recovery. Launched only weeks after the bankruptcy of General Motors in 2009, the sedan was considered to be Buick’s most significant debut. It had fought for relevancy after nearly being removed during GM's retrenchment.

The present generation LaCrosse is sleeker and has a more refined appearance than predecessor Buick sedans. The LaCrosse, which is Buick's flagship, has been successful. It was the best-selling nameplate in 2012. Together with the Enclave large crossover, Buick was able to form a promising reputation for fashionable designs and interiors that are quiet and comfortable.

However, four years is quite a long time to go by without a new facelift. The LaCrosse has become out of date. A few weeks from now, a 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be launched, demonstrating just how outdated the LaCrosse is.

Read the entire article 2014 Buick LaCrosse needed a facelift to face the competition

As we announced, Buick introduced today the 2014 LaCrosse, an evolution of its luxury sedan that promises to offer a new design but also technological innovation. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse features new front and rear styling, with signature wing-shaped LED daytime running lamps and LED wraparound tail lamps. In side, the vehicle offers new seats, enhanced materials, a redesigned central instrument panel and console and a new Ultra Luxury Interior Package.

Moreover, the interior features company’s next-generation IntelliLink infotainment system, with intuitive controls and natural voice recognition.

In terms of safety, the LaCrosse offers new radar- and camera-based features, which include Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation. GM’s patented Safety Alert Seat works with these features, providing seat vibration pulses indicating the direction of a potential crash threat. Adaptive Cruise Control is also offered.

Read the entire article 2014 Buick LaCrosse gets official ahead of New York Auto Show

2013 Buick Enclave will be priced at $39,270 MSRP (which include a destination charge of $825). The updates for the new model include fresh styling, more standard equipment, additional safety technologies and IntelliLink connectivity. Buick Enclave, the best-selling three-row luxury crossover SUV in the U.S., will be available with three different equipment groups that all have the following as standard: a seven-inch Color Touch radio with IntelliLink, high-intensity discharge headlamps, Rear Parking Assist, a Rear Vision Camera, remote start, a power liftgate and other luxury elements. All the 2013 models will be the first in the industry to be equipped with the front-center air bag, which is meant to protect drivers and front passengers during far-side impact crashes.

An Enclave with the Leather Group has a starting price of $43,285. These include leather-appointed upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power passenger seat, memory seat settings and Side Blind Zone Alert with Cross Traffic Alert. The surroundings of the vehicle are being monitored by radar sensors that inform the driver when it is in a blind spot or when a vehicle approaches from either side while it is in reverse.

The available Premium Group has all the standard and leather group equipment, together with standard 19-inch chrome clad wheels, articulating headlamps, a Bose premium audio system, cooled front seats, power-folding side mirrors and a power tilting/telescoping steering column. These are all offered with a base price of $46,450. For no added cost, the Enclave is offered with 7- or 8-passenger seating choices.

Read the entire article 2013 Buick Enclave will be priced from $39,270

General Motors has unveiled a revised 2013 Buick Enclave to build on the success of the crossover.  The 2013 Buick Enclave features a new hood and black chrome waterfall grille, highlighted by a new headlamp design and LED daytime running lamps. The rear end of the car features integrated exhaust outlets and LED taillights. 

GM also made sure that the crossover’s interior gets a new treatment. The 2013 Buick Enclave sports ice-blue LED lighting around the dash, more chrome and stitching, and a new center stack that integrates the IntelliLink infotainment system. The new IntelliLink infotainment system will come as standard on the 2013 Enclave after it was introduced on several models in recent months. 

The 2013 Enclave also features the industry's first use of a front-center airbag, which deploys between the front seats to protect passengers in far-side impact crashes.GM will also install the technology for the 2013 model year on three full-sized crossovers: the Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse.

Read the entire article GM unveils new look of 2013 Buick Enclave at New York Auto Show

After the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2013 GMC Acadia, GM introduced today its third three-row crossover, the 2013 Buick Enclave. The new Enclave promises to offer new styling, new safety technologies, in-vehicle connectivity and a more refined driving experience. The first visual impact with the car shows the new LED daytime running lamps, but this is not all as the vehicle also comes with LED taillamps in order to show a more sculpted exterior design.

Set to make its public debut this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the new 2013 Enclave will be offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, each powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 and mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission that contribute to the more refined driving experience (Enclave is expected to deliver an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway - FWD models).

The engine delivers 288 hp and a maximum torque of 270 lb.-ft. or 366 Nm. Regarding the design, the 2013 Buick Enclave comes with a new front fascia with LED daytime running lamps, new headlamp design offered as standard with Xenon high-intensity discharge lamps (HID) and LED accent lighting (articulating headlamps are also available as an option), a new hood and black-chrome waterfall grille, new rear fascia deign with integrated exhaust outlets, new LED taillamps, monochromatic exterior appearance with chrome accents and new 19-inch and 20-inch aluminum wheel designs.

Read the entire article 2013 Buick Enclave makes its official debut

General Motors will be introducing a reskinned Buick Enclave this week. This is one of three full-sized GM crossovers that are scheduled to receive midcycle makeovers for the 2013 model year. Just a few days ago, GM unveiled a reskinned Chevrolet Traverse that had a restyled front end, sportier taillights, a better interior and additional safety features.

Buick officials say that the Enclave is instrumental for the revival of the brand after having been nearly put to rest during the 2009 restructuring of GM. It’s likely to receive many of the same improvements.

The 2013 GMC Acadia got wraparound rear glass, a better transmission and interior improvements. These crossovers share GM’s Lambda platform, which started production in late 2006 and had been initially used for the Acadia and Saturn Outlook.

Read the entire article 2013 Buick Enclave will be the driving force behind the brand’s comeback

It appears that the upcoming 2013 Lexus GS will make quite a buzz on the market and the Japanese manufacturer is confident that the new vehicle will outscore its market competitors. In fact, a Lexus executive said that the 2013 Lexus ES luxury sedan will make the Buick LaCrosse “laughable” as a luxury vehicle.

Although the executive didn’t want to give too many details, he said that the next-generation ES will be wider and longer than the current model but what is more interesting is the fact that the new ES will be the quietest car Lexus has ever made.

Moreover, the new Lexus ES will offer Hybrid Synergy Drive full-hybrid technology and it will be able to achieve a fuel economy of over 40 mpg on the highway.

Read the entire article 2013 Lexus ES will make the Buick LaCrosse laughable

Many sources have told GMI that there won’t be a GS variant of the LaCrosse. However, they didn’t give any reason and they also declined to reveal if a plan to make one was ever approved. In the past year, there have been several rumors and spy images of the speculative high-performance Buick LaCrosse model.

GMI had previously reported that the LaCrosse GS would probably be powered by the upcoming twin-turbo V-6 engine from GM.

This plan was thought to be a plausible one, considering that this same engine will be used by the Cadillac XTS, the platform mate of the LaCrosse. Buick was able to introduce the Regal GS quickly, boosting hopes that the same strategy will be used on the bigger LaCrosse. The LaCrosse got the newest version of GM's 3.6-liter V-6 known as the LFX for the 2012 model year.

Read the entire article GM not planning a GS version of the Buick LaCrosse