2012 BUICK LACROSSES EASSIST SEDAN
The big news for the 2012 model year Buick LaCrosse sedan is the introduction of a new standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with eAssist and a newer, more powerful and more efficient version of the direct-injected, E85-capable 3.6-liter V6 unit that sits atop of the range.
The 2012 also brings an updated version of the LaCrosse’s range-topping 3.6-liter V6 engine with variable valve timing and direct-injection technology. According to the Detroit automaker, the front-wheel-drive 3.6-liter model is rated at 303-horsepower and 264 lb-ft (358 Nm) of peak torque, an improvement of 23HP and 5 lb-ft respectively over the 2011MY LaCrosse’s V6. Pricing for the top-end V6 models has not yet been announced.
Other upgrades for the 2012 LaCrosse include additional new standard features such as dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, full-color driver information center, and Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE 5D HATCHBACK
The new Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will arrive in Chevrolet’s UK dealerships next month with on-the-road prices starting from US$23,000 (RM 69402), the automaker announced today. Customers can choose from three engines including two petrol units, a 124HP 1.6-liter and a 141HP 1.8-liter, and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel delivering 163-horsepower. All engines can be coupled to either a manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.
Also there are three available trim levels LS, LT and LTZ. The base LS model comes fitted with air conditioning, remote locking, electric-front windows, follow-me-home headlights, electrically-adjustable heated door mirrors and a quality radio/CD player with auxiliary input as standard.
Buyers of the LTZ spec Cruze HB5 Diesel can also opt for the Executive Pack, which gets leather trim as standard, along with satellite navigation and heated front seats.