Buick Super

The Buick LaCrosse Super was equipped with a 300-horsepower 5.3L small-block V-8 with Active Fuel Management. The Lucerne Super adds a more powerful adaptation of the renowned 4.6L Northstar V-6, for 292 horsepower, as well as specific Super design details. The Super name was first used in the 1940 model year and represented Buick's luxury, power and performance for 18 years. With the new and exciting 2008 La Crosse and Lucerne Supers, Buick is taking a great name from the past to describe the most deluxe cars it has ever manufactured. In 2005, Buick began offering the Buick LaCrosse, a mid-size car. This model has only been available as a four-door sedan and was introduced to replace the Century and Regal models of Buick's lineup. A concept car, which was at the time called the LaCrosse, was premiered in 2000. The 2005 model was released during the 2004 year as Buick hoped to replace the two older models with this one new model. Buick has stated plans to release a new LaCrosse model with a new trim option and they have said that it will debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. This new model will be positioned as a higher-performance model of the previously released sedan. It is slated to have a revised front end and the styling of the vehicle was allegedly influenced by the 2004 Velite concept car. The under the hood power will come from the 5.3l small-block V8 engine which is slated to feature Active Fuel Management technology. This powertrain can also be found on the Grand Prix GXP, Impala SS, and Monte Carlo SS. If all goes as planed, the model will be release as a mid year 2008 model. A second-generation LaCrosse will use General Motor's Epsilon II and will hopefully debut as a 2010 model.