On May 15, SAIC General Motors Buick's new generation LaCrosse officially launched a total of new models with a price range of 10,000 yuan. As a reference, the guidance price of the 2022 LaCrosse on sale is in the range of 21.98-289800 yuan. As a new generation of models, the new generation of LaCrosse will continue to offer regular and Avia versions, which will be adjusted for appearance and interior, with 1.5T and 2.0T engines on power.
In terms of appearance, the new LaCrosse front face uses a trapezoidal front grille, the interior is filled with multiple banner strips, and there are quite radical L-shaped headlights on both sides, which are wrapped in vertical near and far lights, and the Buick's latest brand logo is in the center of the hood. As a higher-level Avia version, the interior of the front grille has a unique "star glow" design, the sides and lower lip of the grille are equipped with chrome strips, and the "7" light group is equipped with Matrix adaptive matrix headlamps.
On the side of the body, the new car uses a relatively smooth roof line, which extends from the front to the rear, creating a similar slip-back shape, which is more slender and atmospheric in the visual effect. with large-size multi-spoke-shaped wheels to further enhance the movement atmosphere of the whole car. In the rear part of the car, the new car is equipped with through-type taillights, with a cocked duckling tail above the taillights, a through-type chromium-plated strip below, and a through-type chrome-plated strip embellished around the rear, and is equipped with a bilateral double-out exhaust system. Strong sports atmosphere. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4996/1866/1472mm and the wheelbase is 2905mm.
As a replacement model, the new LaCrosse center console is equipped with a 30-inch curved conjoined screen and a new four-spoke multi-function steering wheel, with an overall design style similar to that of Buick Century. Unlike the current LaCrosse, the new generation of LaCrosse uses a shifter mechanism, which frees up sub-instrument space, which is equipped with mobile phone wireless charging boards and more storage space. As a high-end version of the model, the new LaCrosse Avia is exclusively equipped with Lantian raw jade two-color interior, crystal light rhythm LED transparent trim panel, passenger seat "boss key", and its front / rear seats are equipped with 3-gear adjustable heating, 3-speed suction ventilation and massage functions.
In terms of power, the new generation of LaCrosse will be available in 1.5T and 2.0T power versions. Among them, the model is LXH 2.0T engine, the maximum power is 169kW. The model is LAX 1.5T engine, the maximum power is 127kW. In terms of transmission system, the whole system matches 9AT gearbox.
In March 2016, the third generation Buick LaCrosse went public, offering 1.5T and 2.0T power for consumers to choose from, matched by a seven-speed double-clutch transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission with a price range of 22.58-339800 yuan. The length, width and height of the third-generation LaCrosse are 5018/1866/1469mm and wheelbase 2905mm respectively, so it is classified as a joint venture medium and large vehicle class, which is distinguished from the Buick Regal. As a medium-to-large car, LaCrosse's competitors will be locked in the same class, including Ford Taurus, but the LaCrosse is cheaper by comparison, mainly because the entry-level model is equipped with a 1.5T turbocharged engine. Not only the engine is small, but also can enjoy the purchase tax halving policy, which is rare in the medium and large car market.
Although it is located in medium and large cars, its main competitors are Honda Accord / Yingshi School, Toyota Camry / Asian Dragon, Volkswagen Maiteng / Passat, Nissan Teana and other joint venture medium-sized cars. In other words, the LaCrosse can compete with medium-sized cars with leapfrog body sizes, and the whole 9AT transmission is more conscientious than all the major joint venture medium-sized cars on the market.
After the replacement of the LaCrosse, the 1.5T model is still the main source of the market, while the 2.0T model and the Avia version are responsible for high-end comfort. At present, domestic new energy models drive low and drive high, which has begun to affect the market performance of traditional fuel models. Therefore, for joint venture fuel vehicles, especially for Buick, each generation is very important. The design must be in line with the popular aesthetic, the pricing must be adequate, and the configuration must meet the daily needs in order to stand out among many competitors. As for whether the new generation of LaCrosse can bring more considerable market performance, look forward to it.
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