2012 Buick Regal
We asked last year if the new GM would be a cleantech play. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case. Yesterday, the company announced it would be rolling out a hybrid technology system called eAssist in the Buick Regal 2012 that will boost fuel economy by 25 percent. The system uses regenerative braking, power stored in a 0.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and a 15-kilowatt induction motor-generator unit to get EPA ratings of 26 miles per gallon in city driving and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. The car is a four-door midsize “luxury” vehicle and is the...
2012 Buick Regal Gets Some Green Help From eAssist
Last year we saw the return of the Buick Regal, but it surprised reviewers and consumers alike. The Regal revealed itself as being on par with cars like the Acura TSX, Nissan Maxima and Ford Focus. Maybe it was the European design or the power combined with class competitive fuel economy that made...Jonathan McGrew
2012 Buick Regal With eAssist: 26 MPG City, 37 MPG Highway Expected
The rumors started last week, and they were largely true: Buick plans to offer a model of its Regal compact sports sedan with the eAssist mild-hybrid system. What we didn't have were the projected EPA mileage ratings (based on GM's internal tests). The company expects the 2012 Buick Regal with...John Voelcker
Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Option
Buick plans to add its eAssist mild-hybrid system to the 2012 Regal sedan as an option, making the Regal its second model to offer the mileage-increasing system. According to trade publication Ward's Auto, Buick will introduce the option at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Last November, General...John Voelcker