No one knows that fuel economy is the key subject that many consumers are considering with a more critical eye these days than the automotive experts here at Airport Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. As gas prices continue to soar, drivers want to get the most out of their latest trip to the pump, and who can blame them? That's why automakers like Buick are turning to more efficient platforms for their forthcoming models, like the 2012 Buick Verano and recently-announced 2013 Buick Encore.
Even with new models on the way, Buick still knows that there are many drivers out there who want to see more from the company's current offerings. For instance, one of the best-selling Buick models right now is the Buick LaCrosse. The mid-size sedan features the kind of luxury, style, and performance that drivers have come to expect, but many are left wanting to be able to drive it further on less gas. That's why Buick is planning to equip an upcoming variant of the LaCrosse with GM's new eAssist technology.
What's eAssist? The groundbreaking new technology allows vehicles to achieve hybrid-like mileage without having to equip them with pricey hybrid batteries. In short, the technology is similar to many regenerative braking systems, which are employed in hybrids. The only difference is that the electricity that's generated in the serpentine belt during braking powers a 15-horsepower motor that works in conjunction with the vehicle's standard engine.
This results in an increase in fuel economy that doesn't come at a cost of performance. More specifically, the Buick LaCrosse eAssist is able to travel at an impressive 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway, while delivering a nice kick to the tune of 182-horsepower.
So, will you be checking out the Buick LaCrosse eAssist? Or would you rather opt for a different model? Either way, we can help you arrange a test drive on it or any other new Buick, simply by contacting us online or by phone at (877) 245-6306. Conveniently located at a href="/dealership/directions.htm">3001 Biddle Road Medford, OR 97504, we're more than happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding specific models, such as the Buick Enclave and Regal, and we can even shed some light on the wide range of used cars that we carry too. Either way, we look forward to help in any way we can, so be sure to get in touch with us soon!