Buick is turning the automotive world on its ear with the 2014 Encore. We’ve all heard that old adage that “Good things come in small packages”—all of us, that is, except automakers who insist on thinking that buyers desiring small, economical cars are willing to sacrifice comfort, quality and luxury to get them. Historically, such…
Buick LaCrosse eAssist First Look
For some people, the eAssist title that attached in Buick LaCrosse eAssist might sound like a nickname of Buick’s base on loyal repeat-costumers. This new Buick’s product, however, is truly addressed for enthusiastic car lovers and buyers who consider much about the fuel price tag’s long-term estimation. That is right; 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist is principally a hybrid car, highly regarded as one of the wildest mild hybrid car on the road, by some critics and reviews.
The word ‘e’ in LaCrosse eAssist comes from the electric engine used the car; this 2.3-liter electric engine is capable in making the car supporting and accelerating the luxury hybrid sedan, which is weighting at 3850 pound or around 1425 kilograms. Although the car will be officially released in, some reviews mention that the car will cost $29,500. Buick LaCrosse eAssist is pretty much similar to 2009 Chevy Malibu, especially in its mild hybrid system; the Chevy uses BAS technology with a small batter package.
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist, however, is slightly different from Chevy Malibu, which offered at least 16% fuel economy. Instead, the designer added the advanced hybrid system, which makes the car is capable of boosting the fuel economy bump at around 28 percent. The EPA city or highway rating of the car is 25/37 mpg. Another difference from Chevy Malibu (which offers the hybrid system on classic LT model) is that Buick’s new LaCrosse eAssist is available in only a single model and a single price.