Buick has dropped a single teaser image, announcing not just the debut of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse at the next Los Angeles Auto Show, but the new design all Buick models will adopt by 2018. Mind you, for now we only get to see the grille.
Inspired by the Avenir concept, itself taken cues from the 1954 Wildcat II concept, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse features a grille design that is the new look of the brand with vertical slats and a proud winged Buick badge in the middle. Fun fact: Buick’s tri-shield logo is rooted in company founder David Dunbar Buick’s Scottish family crest.
The new LaCrosse will also boast an all-new chassis that is stronger yet lighter than the current model and promises a more dynamic driving experience. The car is designed for optimum comfort and ride quality, featuring a five-link rear suspension, and has premium features that outdoes the likes of Lexus ES, says Buick.
“The Avenir concept shattered expectations of what a Buick could be and the 2017 LaCrosse promises to do the same,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “Its expressive design represents a break from convention and highlights the progressiveness in all new Buick models.”