Seems like smaller engines are all the rage. Just today, we’ve covered new smaller engines to be offered in the 2010 Toyota 4Runner and 2010 BMW 7-Series. And, as we’ve previously reported, General Motors will begin offering a base four-cylinder version of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse.
Today GM announced pricing and availability on the 2010 LaCrosse CX. With a standard 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter Ecotec four and six-speed automatic transmission, the LaCrosse will get a starting price of $26,995.
Equipped with direct-injection technology, the new Ecotec four will return an EPA-rated 20 mpg city, 30 highway in the LaCrosse CX.
Buick anticipates that about 25 percent of LaCrosse buyers will opt for the smaller engine. The rest of the LaCrosse lineup will remain V-6-powered, including 3.0- and 3.6-liter direct-injection engines.
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The ‘new’ GM is very quickly refocusing Buick away from its stodgy past and toward a more European influenced look and driving dynamic. The four-cylinder LaCrosse will arrive in the first quarter of 2010 and will be followed by a dramatically remade 2011 Buick Regal. The Regal is slated to offer an all-four-cylinder, direct-injected lineup, including an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
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