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.”