Buick has unveiled the 2017 LaCrosse ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Described as the "new face" of Buick, the redesigned sedan has an all-new grille which features a tri-colored shield insignia accented by a wing-shaped element. The grille is flanked by sweptback HID headlights which have integrated LED daytime running lights.

Moving further back, there's front fender vents and a modern interpretation of the firm's "sweepspear" body-side design. The LaCrosse features 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, and a stylish rear end with an integrated spoiler.

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General Motors has been getting serious about improving interior quality and the 2017 LaCrosse does not disappoint as drivers will find themselves surrounded by higher quality materials and soft-touch accents. Detailed specifications will be announced at a later date but the model has a flowing dashboard with wood trim and metallic accents. There's a floating center console and the company's new Precision Electronic gear shift knob.

A variety of options will be available including a heated steering wheel, a power tilt / telescoping steering column, and a wireless smartphone charger. Customers will be able to order a heads-up display, a power rear sunshade, and perforated leather front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. Other highlights include a Bose premium audio system and an IntelliLink infotainment system with an eight-inch display and Apple CarPlay / Auto Android compatibility.

Power is provided by a new 3.6-liter V6 engine that features start / stop technology and a cylinder deactivation system. It produces an estimated 305 bhp (227 kW) and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a new eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Underneath the skin, the LaCrosse rides on an all-new platform that enables the car to weigh about 300 pounds (136 lbs) less than its predecessor. As part of the weight saving measures, Buick used high-strength steels and new dissipative sound absorbing material.

Speaking of the chassis, the car has a new five-link rear suspension and an electronic power steering system. Higher-end variants can be equipped with a HiPer Strut front suspension and a Continuous Damping Control system.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse will go on sale early next summer and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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