mid-size premium - sedan
After a long run, Buick has decided to let the Century name die out and make way for a new car, the LaCrosse. Featuring new design elements from Buick and creating some of its own, the LaCrosse is certainly one different car. With it’s prestigious looking front end the LaCrosse is certainly going to gain some attention from the luxury brands, since Buick really isn’t an upscale brand name. Integrating its front bumper into the design of the front end, Buick really has made the look of the LaCrosse flow from one end to the other. Up from the plain looking bumper sits the new Buick grille featuring its oval shape that seems to imprint itself into the front of the car. Next to the grille sit a pair of dual exposed headlamps, which seem to borrow from the previous Lexus GS model. Although the main headlamp flows gracefully with the hood, the centre daytime light seems too circular for the front end of this design. Utilizing GM’s new antenna position, the design of the LaCrosse seems to fit well with the front centered position of the antenna.
Buick has done a great job with the wheel design on this model, since the look of the multi-spoke wheels fit perfectly with the rest of the car. Along the side is where you will see the beautifully designed windows that curve perfectly at the rear to give that curvy comfort feeling which is all of Buick’s models. On the rear of the car is where the best touch of class has been added into the design with its flowing curves around every edge. The tail lamps of the LaCrosse are a perfectly suited design that curves with every edge it meets at. The only bad design feature on the rear is where the trunk meets the bumper. Buick seemed to let itself go at this point leaving a large non-contoured space in-between the bumper and the trunk. This design flaws makes it so that the rear does not flow as perfectly as the front. With all that Buick has been through in the past decade it is nice to see they are on there feet again designing the beautiful cars that it once did.