Published: January 03, 2015 | Detroit, MI
Buick LaCrosse 2015 adds OnStar plus standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, IntelliLink with Text Messaging Alerts and Siri Eyes Free
The Buick LaCrosse enters 2015 building on the momentum of comprehensive updates introduced the previous year – attributes and features that helped it earn a Consumer Guide Best Buy award for 2014 – adding greater technology through new OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, IntelliLink with Text Messaging Alerts and Siri Eyes Free. They enhance connectivity, giving customers a stronger wireless network and more options for the infotainment features that are increasingly part of everyday life.
The instrument panel houses a configurable 8-inch color driver information and cluster display, with the chrome-framed “center stack” integrating the eight-inch color touch screen for the IntelliLink infotainment system, as well as dual-zone climate controls that feature capacitive-touch operation.
LaCrosse’s standard, next-generation IntelliLink system gives customers the best of both worlds when it comes to infotainment. It provides easy, intuitive operation of basic functions, yet it is also highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices such as smartphones and MP3 players, giving users more ways of staying connected.
Enhanced connectivity and convenience includes a new Text Messaging Alerts feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.), which reads incoming texts through the vehicle’s speakers, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance connectivity and convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity, to help keep phones safely stored and hands on the wheel.
The IntelliLink system’s 8-inch color touch screen also serves as the display for the standard rearview camera.