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This is the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. It has the face of an Opel and a tail end that’s already dated sitting on GM’s new global midsize platform. It’s lost some weight and with 305hp, it’s competitive enough in the “near-luxury” market. This is the new face of Buick, and it’s nearly good.

[The Opel Genéve Concept made its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in 1975. It was to be powered by a Wankel engine, but the oil crisis in the early 1970s and the engine’s high fuel consumption halted this project. Photo credit: Opel]

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