Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Posts 50 MPG Figure

The Buick LaCrosse family has welcomed a new member that, like the Avista Concept before it, was revealed in China.

The LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) will be presented officially on April 25, at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, and looks virtually identical to the standard model, adopting the same design language.

It is powered by a 1.8-liter SIDI engine that’s paired with an electric variable transmission and a 1.5 kWh lithium ion battery unit. Buick has yet to announce output figures, but states that the LaCrosse Hybrid needs 8.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h). Average fuel economy stands at 50.05 mpg US (4.7 lt/100 km), 35 percent less than the LaCrosse with eAssist that’s powered by a smart hybrid powertrain.

General Motors will continue to expand its “green” car lineup over the next five years with 10 new vehicles that will be offered in china, as GM’s Executive Director of Global Propulsion Systems, Larry Nitz, said at the launch even of the new LaCrosse Hybrid: “Over the next five years, we will roll out more than 10 new energy vehicles in China, including several models for Buick. That includes full hybrids, plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric vehicles.”


  • ohbebek

    looks like a pc mouse

  • Deckard_Cain

    I really like this Lacrosse. They should sell it in Europe as an Opel above the Insignia.

  • Althea Later

    can we stop with the “design language” bullshit already?

    • Zandit75

      Did I miss something? There is no discussion about design language in this article.

      • James Denz

        Care to read it again? Look at the end of the second paragraph. I too am tired of that worn out phrase.

  • Dan

    Its pretty but it doesn’t stand out like the Avista would have.

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