2014 Buick LaCrosse Facelift Spotted in China

The second generation Buick LeCrosse was launched in 2009 as a 2010 model year in the US. The car is built on the same architecture as the Opel Insignia and the now dead Saab 9-5. It proved popular in the US, but the Chinese market is where this 4-door mid-sized sedan shines best.
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Last year, US customers bought 69,474 LeCrosse sedans, but their Chinese counterparts gobbled up more than 100,000.

With figures like that, we’re not surprised the updated version was first spotted in China, not the US. This is a car we knew was coming, since GM announced it was one of the 9 new models that were coming within the next 12 months (announcement made in September 2012).

These photos from Chinese website show much has changed for the LaCrosse. The US model that will be known as a 2014 model year will likely carry the same new grille and revised headlights with LED accents. However, we can’t be sure the same can be said about the the extra chrome at the back or those strange vents on the hood near the door pillars.

Little else is known about the car, though its little brother the Regal will have an all-turbo engine range. For a while now, an Insignia OPC has been testing its 2.8-liter heart in America, and it’s reasonable to believe a performance LaCrosse is on the way.

Also, the interior on this car is much better than the 2012/13 LaCrosse, featuring revised door trim, a big display and even a starter button. Everything looks far more modern and of better build quality.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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