Buick teases next-generation LaCrosse

The latest silhouette shot reveals the roofline and fender curves.

General Motors has released another teaser image for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.

The latest shot, posted on Twitter, provides a darkened glimpse of the sedan's silhouette, revealing its roofline and fender curves. The corner of the headlight and taillight appear to be consistent with lighting elements of the Avenir concept, revealed earlier this year in Detroit.

The Avenir has been widely interpreted as a design preview for the next-generation LaCrosse, however the latest teaser shows a profile that is much closer to the current production model. It does not share the concept's tapered rear end, pronounced haunches and long hood.

The company promises the 2017 LaCrosse will "shatter expectations" of what a Buick can be, transitioning to a modernized design language that will eventually spread across the brand's entire lineup.

Aside from aesthetics, the revamped sedan will be lighter and underpinned by a stiffer chassis. Engineers have added a five-link rear suspension to further improve handling dynamics.

The 2017 LaCrosse is due for a full unveiling later this month in Los Angeles.

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