2010 Buick Allure. Click image to enlarge
2010 Buick Allure
Detroit, Michigan – General Motors will debut the all-new 2010 Buick Allure at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month. The model will be sold in the U.S. as the LaCrosse.
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2010 Allure will offer all-wheel drive, numerous advanced personal technologies and safety features, and a choice of two fuel-efficient V6 engines with six-speed automatic transmissions.
“The new LaCrosse was created with great attention to detail, craftsmanship and advanced technology,” said Susan Docherty, vice-president of Buick-Pontiac-GMC. “It builds on the success of Enclave as the next step in Buick’s revitalization. And, as with Enclave, our goal is to attract a whole new buyer to our dealerships for LaCrosse.”
The Allure is the first General Motors vehicle to be created on three continents, as a collaboration between designers in the U.S. and China, in partnership with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, and chassis and body engineers in Europe. The exterior is faithful to the Buick Invicta show car, which was introduced at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show.
Standard or available features include navigation, head-up display, adaptive front xenon headlamps, Side Blind Zone Alert, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio input, USB port, power rear-window sunshade, and DVD entertainment system with two display screens integrated into the seatbacks.
The new Allure will be built at the Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kansas.