January 27, 2005

Sneak Peek: 2006 Buick Lucerne

Sneak Peek: 2006 Buick Lucerne

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2006 Lucerne to take Buick's top-of-the-line spot

Scheduled to be unveiled in early February at the Chicago Auto Show, the all-new 2006 Lucerne replaces the long-running LeSabre and Park Avenue as Buick's top-of-the-line full-size sedan.

Although the sheet metal is completely different and the cabin is being extensively overhauled, many of the basic underbody components are being carried over from the current model.

The big front-wheel-drive sedan debuts this fall, with a choice of V-6 and V-8 engines. Insiders say the six-cylinder model will have three portholes on each flank, while the eight-cylinder gets four a side.

The Lucerne will be built at General Motors Corp.'s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, where the Cadillac DeVille, Buick LeSabre and Pontiac Bonneville are built.

Hattip: Detroit News

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 27, 2005 09:18 AM