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2012 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid: 25% Boost In Gas Mileage

You have to admire just how far hybrid vehicles have come, but who would have thought that they would begin to become standard in mass-market sedans? Well that’s just what Chris Woodyard from USA Today has said when talking about the 2012 Buick LaCrosse; he also adds that the new green vehicle is like a “mild hybrid.”

The benefit of this is plain to see, an increase in fuel-efficiency by 25 percent when compared to a standard four-cylinder gasoline engine. Powering the LaCrosse is a 2.4-liter EcoTech engine, which offers 37mph highway, something that will take some beating in this class.

The new mild hybrid system is to be called eAssist, and will use lithium-ion battery technology. Woodyard points out that this latest hybrid system shows that Buick is a brand on the up once more. Like other hybrids, when you come to a stop the engine will shut itself off, which as we know will save a huge amount on the amount of gas you use.

Do you think that the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with its eAssist system is something that normal luxury vehicle drivers will warm too? Seeing new vehicles like this shows just how determined General Motors are in rebuilding the GM brand, although recent recalls with Cadillac And Buick Models would not have helped their cause.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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