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Poll: First Look at the 2010 LaCrosse (113 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think of the LaX Renderings?

  1. I like, love it, want some more of it! (83 votes [73.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.45%

  2. Very good, but... (28 votes [24.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.78%

  3. Not bad, was expecting more (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Not much better than today's LaX (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Back to the drawing board! (2 votes [1.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.77%

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:05 PM

FIRST GLIMPSE: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Interior
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General Motors has released these four renderings of a future vehicle labeled 'GMX-353', which is the internal designation for the next-generation Buick LaCrosse. Based on the forthcoming Epsilon II mid/large FWD platform, the next LaCrosse is intended on taking the current midsize Buick to the next level in terms of luxury and refinement. If these conceptualizations are even partially telling of the production sedan, then that goal will be readily achieved.

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The first rendering of the gauge binnicle (above) shows an advanced design with heavy use of metallic textures. A stitched leather dashboard and binnicle upper is apparent. The current Buick theme of moving towards soft, blue hues and ambient lighting is evidenced within the gauges themselves as well as the center-mounted driver's information center.

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The leather-wrapped gear selector pictured above emphasizes luxury over sportiness by forgoing a seperate selector gate in favor of a clean linear design. Shifting of the 2010 LaCrosse's 6-speed transmission will likely be handled by an integrated button on the gear selector (not pictured).

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Identified as one of GM's 'NG corporate 4-spokes,' the above wheel combines multiple materials and colors to create a unique and well-appointed look. In a reverse of tradition, woodtones trim dominant metallic elements on the horizontal spoke with neatly-integrated cruise control and redundant audio controls . The overall design itself combines the sporty ambiance of a three-spoke with the ease and class of a four-spoke.

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The last and most intriguing rendering is of the NG LaX's center stack. As stated in previous interviews, the current black-tie radios are but a stepping stone to full integration. This design showcases integration it in one of its best forms. Navigation, radio, and HVAC functions are combined in a single control unit with gradiants of gray delineating the fuctions. Ambient lighting peaks through again from behind the principle radio function controls and also through the scroll wheel, which serves as the controller for both navigation and radio with different rotaries serving different functions.

Though we are still left to guess as to what the entirety of the LaCrosse will look like, we can spectulate that it will more than hold its own in the competitive premium market given the look and design of these interior elements. Buick has always been known for procuring beautifully-luxurious vehicles with upscale designs inside and out. From the looks of it, the LaCrosse will return Buick to that tradition and follow in the wide footsteps left by the Enclave.

Additional Info: Buick's LaCrosse (GMX-353) is slated to arrive in winter of 2009 as a 2010 model. It will be the second American car (following the AURA) to use the wider Epsilon II platform. Powertrain selection is unknown but is likely to include a 3.6l direct-injection V6 and use GM's front-wheel drive six-speed automatic transmission. Pricing is likely to increase over the current LaCrosse, but so will power, equipment, and refinement. The 2010 LaCrosse will share much in common with its Chinese market sister.

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P.S. Check out other future GM interior conceptual imagery (BRX, Lambda MCE, GMT-900 MCE) here:
:forum: GM Design Center Conceptual Interior Elements

P.P.S. Thanks to member Derek77 for bringing these to our attention! :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:12 PM

my heart just skipped a beat. this stuff is amazing. i have no doubt that the next LaCrosse will look amazing on the outside, but thanks to this illustrations it should be awesome inside too. i see some resemblence to the buick riviera concept. (colors, layout, etc) i like the smooth cleans line. nothing edgy, just clean luxury. just to be sure, the 1st Epsilon2 vehicle will be the Aura?

Edited by jbartley, 03 September 2007 - 03:14 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:34 PM

100% approval in my book! 8) :thumbsup: I can't wait to see the finished product! :drool:
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

my folks 81 electra diesel had a blueish interior. and i miss it. i think the injection of color into auto interiors is a place where GM can lead the market in the near future.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

:huh: I think I just wet myself.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 03:58 PM

I hope what I see is indeed the 2010 LaCrosse.......But GM always disappoints me. I have a good feeling about the new GM though!
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:18 PM

Looks amazing but I think I will wait to get excited till I see it for real.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:40 PM

Looks amazing but I think I will wait to get excited till I see it for real.


I agree, anyone can draw anything that looks cool. We'll see how GM can execute this. It has a lot of positive potential though.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:05 PM

Come to think of it, the pic of the instrument cluster could be the 2009 camaro instrument cluster w/o the stitched leather, wood, & chrome. :scratchchin:

Edited by carstar, 03 September 2007 - 05:10 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 05:48 PM

One request... rename the vehicle REGAL!
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:00 PM

Honda and Toyota already have integrated consoles like that, and Nav systems, etc, Buick is about 10 years behind mainstream cars, and even farther behind the premium ones. That steering wheel and gauges are ugly, I realize they are just conceptual drawings but I am not impressed. In my lifetime Buick has never done anything that impressed me. The 3.6 DI engine is good, but there should be 2.8-3.0 DI V6 as well, since I think 300 hp in a front drive car is too much and they could improve on fuel economy with a smaller engine, and many care more about gas mileage. GM should scrap all pushrod V6s, all 4 and 6 cylinders should be VVT and DI with a 6 speed auto by 2010 model year. Aveo could use a 5 speed auto.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:08 PM

very nice everything but ... i'm not a person that likes all in one center stacks. very nice, clean, simple cluster. shifter = nice, no "tap shift"? steering wheel, very nice, hard to imagine an air bag behind that though.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:13 PM

Honda and Toyota already have integrated consoles like that, and Nav systems, etc, Buick is about 10 years behind mainstream cars, and even farther behind the premium ones. That steering wheel and gauges are ugly, I realize they are just conceptual drawings but I am not impressed. In my lifetime Buick has never done anything that impressed me.

The 3.6 DI engine is good, but there should be 2.8-3.0 DI V6 as well, since I think 300 hp in a front drive car is too much and they could improve on fuel economy with a smaller engine, and many care more about gas mileage. GM should scrap all pushrod V6s, all 4 and 6 cylinders should be VVT and DI with a 6 speed auto by 2010 model year. Aveo could use a 5 speed auto.


Why am I not surprised who voted for GM to go back to the drawing board. :rolleyes:

We've already seen where Honda will be by the end of the year with the 2008 Accord. The 2010 LaCrosse/Regal will be in a higher class.

Oh, and matching the premium competition in controls integration means they're no longer 10 years behind.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:15 PM

Looks quite good to me. I would bet the exterior is going to be quite good looking as well :AH-HA_wink: The name is not changing to Regal, though I feel Regal does go better with Enclave than LaCrosse.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:24 PM

The name is not changing to Regal, though I feel Regal does go better with Enclave than LaCrosse.


I can still hope. The car is over a year away until we start hearing solid details. Anything can change in a year. Regal is already known in China, Canada, & the US. GM could finally drop the Allure/LaCrosse debacle and bring Regal back.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

300hp in a front-wheel drive car is too much for Nissan or Acura or someone else who similarly doesn't know what they're doing, but GM eliminates torque steer to almost nil in high-torque, high-power front drivers.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:47 PM

I like the shifter and the steering wheel, but the instrument cluster and console doesn't have the Buick feel to them. They're all cool, don't get me wrong now...just some of it I don't think fit the image of the brand.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:47 PM

Regal or No, That's one sweet interior... I hope it makes it to production!
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:08 PM

Wow! These guys are serious about taking no Suxel. I hope that the hopes aren't ruined by the exterior. I agree about the name. LaCrosse doesnt fit, and its still early enough that the name could change. I think Allure is even better than LaCrosse, and goes better with Enclave, but Regal is the best. If the new LaCrosse is coming for '10, then do you think we'll see this at the 09 Auto Shows?
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:30 PM

Maybe a green version? I always thought green lighting in Buicks are cool.
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