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 The LaCrosse has become out of date. A few weeks from now, a 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be launched, demonstrating just how outdated the LaCrosse is.
The LaCrosse is slotted higher than its corporate cousin on the premium scale. However, the redesigned Impala has a stunning exterior design and is filled with technology that the present LaCrosse doesn’t have. Its cabin may even be more silent than that of the LaCrosse.
Set to arrive at the showrooms this summer, the reskinned 2014 LaCrosse will take care of many of its weaknesses. Many of the enhancements are found in its interior, with a more refined appearance, a modified and decluttered center stack and an infotainment unit that’s more intuitive. The exterior modifications are not as numerous.
They feature sleeker headlights and wing-shaped LED daytime running lights. After that, the LaCrosse's exterior design will be carried over until its next full-scale redesign, which isn’t expected to come until 2015.
Buick will showcase in the 2014 Buick LaCrosse its highly advanced infotainment system. Aptly called the IntelliLink, this next generation Buick infotainment system comes with features never before seen in others of its kind.
The IntelliLink is powered to store as many as 60 favorites. This can include music from different media, contacts, destinations, radio stations, and tone settings. This is a convenient feature for those who would want to plan their trips ahead of time and those who travel on a regular basis. The system can even store frequent destinations such as hotels and restaurants.
The IntelliLink empowers the user as it offers unparalleled wireless connectivity. It also enables the user to customize certain features to meet one’s requirements and desires. The IntelliLink has an eight-inch touch screen that users can connect to their smart phones via USB or Bluetooth. Music apps like Pandora can then be accessed while other navigational apps can also be utilized. This smart technology also features natural language voice recognition, while the OnStar feature ensures user safety and security.