The LaCrosse with OEM Buick LaCrosse rims was made to replace the Century and the Regal here in North America. It made it’s debut here in late 2004 as the 2005 model.
The name “LaCrosse” was inspired by a separate Buick concept car of the same name that was originally shown in 2000. In Canada, it was initially sold as the Buick Allure because “La Crosse” means “self-love” in Quebec French slang. It was the best selling Buick car in Canada until 2008 – that’s when the Enclave became the best seller; but it really doesn’t matter because for one: they’re still selling cars from their company and factory Buick wheels .
In 2008, the GM in Shanghai introduced something called a “two-mode” hybrid system on the Buick LaCrosse. It uses a belt alternator starter system and is known as the first two-mode hybrid in the Chinese market. Not to mention it has killer original 2008 Buick Lacrosse rims on it (:
Off to Shanghai I go,