Prior LaCrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The prototypes captured here definitely show a resemblance Buick's Invicta concept car shown in China earlier this year.
Two distinct prototypes were identified in the group: one with no visible exhaust tips and a clean rear bumper, the other with sporty dual exhaust tips cut into the bumper and larger, more aggressive wheels.
We also managed a revealing interior shot, showing the craftsmanship that will be applied to the LaCrosse's passenger compartment. It looks as if Buick stylists have learned a lesson, or two, from the Cadillac CTS' interior design.
The test group had an interesting mix of comparison vehicles along for the ride, covering a wide range of market segments. Running alongside the LaCrosse prototypes were a Mercedes E-Class, a Lincoln MKS, and a Volkswagen Passat.
The 2010 Buick LaCrosse takes its bow at the Los Angeles auto show this fall.--KGP Photography