And then the Lucerne was replaced with the LaCrosse… a hockey stick game, (the city in Wisconsin has a space after the La and before Crosse, but was preceded by the LaSabre. Maybe someone in the naming process was stuck on the words beginning with L that have no meaning? That sound French?
Braking was not one of the Lucerne’s strong points, as testing revealed stopping distances that were the longest in the full-size sedan class, as it’s bigger than a Chrysler 300
A LaSabre is a sword, a LaCrosse is a stick for the purpose of catching a ball (the crosse)
I even sent an email to Buick.com, but I doubt they are going to reply, even if they knew. They are only interested in selling cars, not discussing history