2012 Buick LaCrosse has been added to eAssist a four-cylinder powertrain and a few other changes. Indeed, the Buick LaCrosse is being revised with a tweek styling or its contents with packing strategy for the LaCrosse. Buick will issue CX, CXL and CXS trim levels designation and only offers a huge selection of packages that include all the facilities available on this car.
For 2012, Buick LaCrosse using 2.4-liter Ecotec engine with eAssist technology powertrain to be offered as ‘standard’. They had found the four-cylinder with 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque will be very good if doing an adequate highway and with ratings of 37 miles per gallon, this is really amazing. eAssist is clearly equipped car and look no different than other LaCrosses, by storing the addition of 17-inch wheels and tires on the efficiency of specific models that have been optimized and other fuel-saving upgrades will not be visible from outside the car.
The General’s 280-horsepower direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 will still be provided with the new HiPer brace that helps the couple to send to a minimum complete, but buyers can now choose to decide as a no-cost option and for four-wheel drive.
Final pricing information was not released, but tells us that the entry Buick LaCrosse will be around $ 30,000 to start. Currently, the LaCrosse base MSRP of $ 26,995, has proposed the addition of eAssist and fuel saving parts is not cheap. What actually happened Buick is the “basic” model LaCrosse dumped and left two identically-priced models for buyers to choose from: a focus on exceptional fuel economy and other power. Production on the 2012 LaCrosse is this summer with the first round of the cars hit dealer to begin this fall.
Buick LaCrosse with eAssist technology also features improved underbody aerodynamics and tires optimized for performance and fuel economy, as well as active control of front-end airflow that improves aerodynamics and engine warm-up. Electronically controlled shutters in the lower grille close at higher speeds to push more air over the vehicle, which increases aerodynamic efficiency to enhance fuel economy. All of these technologies increase the eAssist system’s regenerative braking capability, while also improving the vehicle’s efficiency while driving.
‘LaCrosse was the first in its §egmènt with a four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain, the first with HiPer Strut and is now is leading the way with the new standard eAssist technology,’ said Schwegman. ‘Importantly, LaCrosse with eAssist is the standard powertrain for four-cylinder-equipped models and there isn’t a cost premium.’
LaCrosse with eAssist includes an ECO gauge on the instrument panel that continuously responds to driving behavior, enabling the driver to drive with maximum efficiency. It also features a hill-assist system that captures brake pressure to help the driver more comfortably accelerate from a stop on a moderate or steep grade. It does this by greatly reducing the tendency of the vehicle to roll backward with the engine in shut-down mode.
The eAssist power pack contains the lithium-ion battery pack, the integrated power inverter and 12V power supply. It is located in a compartment between the rear seat and trunk; and it is surprisingly compact and lightweight, weighing only about 65 pounds (29 kg). It still allows rear access to the trunk via the split-folding rear seat – an attribute not shared with other hybrid competitors. Trunk space is slightly reduced when compared with 2011 models with the four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain, but still offers 10.9 cubic feet (307 liters) of storage. An electric fan cools the power pack, drawing air from a vent located in the package tray, behind the rear seat. The fans are designed to be quiet from the cabin.
The eAssist system’s electric motor-generator is mounted to the engine in place of the alternator to provide both motor assist and electric-generating functions through a new engine belt-drive system. The motor-generator is a high-performance, compact induction motor that is liquid-cooled for increased performance and efficiency.
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