Buick updates tech in 2014 LaCrosse

Buick shows off the revised 2014 LaCrosse this week at the New York auto show.

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When Buick updated its LaCrosse model with its mild hybrid system, eAssist, and the IntelliLink infotainment system for the 2012 model year, the car was the most technically advanced Buick available. Rather than rest on its laurels, Buick gives the model new internal tech features for a 2014 model year update, including a new LED panel in the instrument cluster.

The 2014 LaCrosse model will feature the same drivetrain options as before, a 2.4-liter four cylinder aided by a 15 horsepower electric motor or a more traditional 3.6-liter V-6 with direct injection.

The look gets refreshed slightly with new LED parking light strips in the headlight casings, a design cue that puts the LaCrosse in league with many, many other models currently on the road.

The instrument cluster does not appear to have gone full digital. Instead, Buick places an 8 inch LCD between physical gauges for tachometer, fuel, and engine temperature. The LCD portrays a speedometer and other graphics useful to the driver, such as adaptive cruise control information.

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