The current Lacrosse is a great car, but isn't the flagship Buick needs. My Lucerne, reborn with RWD and a hybrid performance drivetrain, could be.
C H O P — The flagship Buick luxury sport sedan, the reborn rear-wheel drive Lucerne. I've pushed and pulled the sheetmetal around the larger wheels and tires. The bodysides now feature a subtle "sweepspear" contour and the larger Buick logo on the trunk is anchored by a chrome molding at the sweepspear's height, carrying that line around the rear of the car. The rocker panels have dark argent skirting on them, making the painted body seem lower and longer. A black glass roof finishes the transformation. A twin-charged small displacement, direct-injected V6 with hybrid assist, yields 300hp and 35mpg with 0-60 in the 6 second range.