It’s no secret that General Motors’s Buick unit has been a rolling success in China. Now, the U.S. automaker’s China division has another reason to celebrate as sales of the new Buick LaCrosse sedan in the country have reached 100,000 units less than a year after its introduction in the market.
According to GM, the LaCrosse is “the fastest-growing member of China’s premium upper-medium sedan segment (say again?)”, with the 3.0-liter SIDI model accounting for nearly 80 percent of the segment, which includes sedans priced over RMB 300,000, or roughly $44,200 USD, in the first six months of 2010.
GM noted that the LaCrosse has received several awards in China, including 2009 China Car of the Year and 2009 Champion Car of the Year (whatever that means).
In the U.S., the new LaCrosse went on sale in summer of 2009 and it is offered with a choice of three direct-injection petrol engines: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit pushing out 182HP, a 3.0-liter V6 making 255HP and a range-topping 3.6-liter V6 producing 280-horsepower.