Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Buick to Offer Mild Hybrid LaCrosse in 2018

June 05, 2017

Photo: Buick
Photo: Buick

Buick has announced the addition of eAssist light electrification for its 2018 LaCrosse model, increasing fuel economy when paired with a four-cylinder engine compared to the V-6. 

The eAssist system increases city fuel economy by 19 percent, compared to the LaCrosse’s V-6. The new system features a compact lithium-ion battery pack for torque-assisted launch, regenerative braking, and a smoother stop and start. The eAssist light electrification also sees a nine percent increase in overall torque, in comparison to previous Buick eAssist systems.

With the introduction of the new powertrain, Buick will lower the 2018 LaCrosse's starting price to $30,490. The 3.6L V-6 will be an available option on select trims.

The 2018 LaCrosse will feature expanded availability of AWD and a nine-speed automatic transmission for V-6 models. By next year, five Buick models will offer this transmission. Buick’s intelligent AWD with active twin clutch is also available for its Essence trim.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.



Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Grants & Subsidies

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

Start Your Search