September 2017
Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts
Vehicle Preview: 2018 Buick LaCrosse
This recently-refreshed model is getting a big upgrade for 2018

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse marked the beginning of a new generation for the storied sedan, which has been in production since 2004. For the upcoming 2018 model year, this vehicle will gain a more advanced drivetrain, updated exterior colors and an all-new transmission.

A greener way to drive

While American cars have been traditionally powered by fossil fuels, the rise of electric vehicles and hybrids is difficult to ignore. Yet, some drivers cannot purchase pure EVs because of the lack of charging networks in their area or the higher cost of the advanced vehicles. Buick’s new eAssist system looks to give drivers some of the benefits of an EV without giving up their mobility. The system will partner an electric motor with the vehicle’s new 2.5-liter, V6 four-cylinder engine to boost the LaCrosse’s city fuel economy by approximately 19 percent and boost its torque by nine percent. Energy-saving regenerative braking, torque-assisted launch and very smooth starts and stops are just a few benefits that drivers can look forward to in the 2018 LaCrosse. According to Buick, eAssist will be standard on the 2018 LaCrosse to make electrified cars more accessible to drivers around the country.

“Executing innovative technologies in an approachable and meaningful way is core to Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, Vice President, Global Buick and GMC. “By adding the eAssist system to the LaCrosse, our technology flagship, we are making electrification accessible to our customers as we chart our course to the future of mobility."

A brighter future

Choosing the exterior color of your vehicle is a great way to express your personality as you drive. For the 2018 model year, Buick is preparing to offer three new shades of paint for the LaCrosse. Bold drivers will appreciate the bright Red Quartz Tintcoat, and drivers with a more reserved sensibility should consider the Dark Slate Metallic or the Satin Steel Metallic.

A better way to conquer obstacles

The new drivetrain of the 2018 Buick LaCrosse will feel even better while driving thanks to an update in the vehicle’s transmission. More trim levels will be available with the automaker’s all-wheel drive (AWD) system to make driving in difficult conditions a bit easier. Vehicles equipped with the V6 engine will get an upgraded nine-speed automatic transmission that guarantees a smoother ride and better handling.

According to Buick, the 2018 LaCrosse will be arriving in dealerships this fall.

This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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