Oshawa, Ontario – A fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine is now the standard engine in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse CX sedan, offering fuel efficiency of 6.6 L/100 km in highway driving.
Previously available only with a 3.0-litre V6, the CX will now come standard with a 2.4-litre Ecotec four-cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The combination delivers 10.9 L/100 km in city driving, and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway.
The four-cylinder LaCrosse starts at $31,645. Buick expects that about 25 per cent of LaCrosse buyers will choose the four-cylinder.
For 2011, the current 3.0-litre V6 will be discontinued, and the 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 3.6-litre V6 will be the two engines offered in the vehicle. All-wheel drive will be offered with 3.6-litre-equipped models starting in the 2011 model year.