Buick Regal News

  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

    The eAssist system may have entered production less than a year ago, but General Motors is clearly making a big bet on the mild hybrid system to help its Buick brand meet rising fuel economy regulations. First offered on the base 2.4-liter engine in the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, the eAssist system was optional on the smaller 2012 Buick Regal. Now, for 2013, that formerly optional 2.4-liter engine with eAssist becomes the base engine in the 2013 Regal--there's no more regular direct-injected 2.4-liter engine. The new base engine takes the 2013 Regal's EPA fuel efficiency ratings to 25 mpg city, 36...

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    More Mild Hybrids: 2013 Buick Regal To Fit eAssist As Standard

    It takes a lot of money and time to develop and produce hybrid cars and electric vehicles, but that's not to say regular gasoline cars can't benefit from some of their technology. Mild hybrid technology is a cost-effective way of improving the gas mileage of a car using a fairly simple electric...

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    2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Mild Hybrid Priced At $29,530

    Buick announced today that it would offer the eAssist mild-hybrid technology on its mid-size 2012 Regal sedan as a $2,000 option over the base 2.4-liter model. That brings the price of the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist to $29,530, including a mandatory $860 destination charge. The EPA rates the...

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    Ethanol Wars: Farm Senators Want More E85 Flex-Fuel Cars By 2016

    Let's be real: How many of you out there have ever driven a single mile on E85 ethanol fuel? Very, very, very few of you, most likely. The fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol blended with 15 percent gasoline is available only in a handful of Midwestern states. Yet a bill now under consideration by...

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    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...

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    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...

  • 2011 Buick Regal CXL in New York City's Soho district

    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 Motors said the 2012 Buick LaCrosse sedan would offer eAssist as a standard feature on the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. On that car, the system boosts EPA mileage ratings as much as 6 mpg in the city and 7 mpg on the highway against this year's four-cylinder model. For cost reasons, however...

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    2011 Buick Regal Touts German Engineering In New Commercials

    A Move That Might Have Some Up In Arms

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    More Ethanol in Gasoline Bad For Existing Cars, Say Automakers

    Adding more ethanol to gasoline may help the U.S. meet a Congressional mandate to use more of the renewable fuel, but it could damage many of the cars now on the road, say automakers. Last year, U.S. vehicle manufacturers went public with their alarm that the EPA might increase the permissible...

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    All 2011 Buick Regals To Receive Flex-Fuel Capability This Fall

    The first batch of 2011 Buick Regals that are set to go on sale this quarter will come with a gasoline-only 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine but eventually a new 2.0-liter turbo mill will be offered, by which time both engines will feature E85 flex-fuel capability. The 2.0-liter turbo will arrive in...

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    Buick Has New Small Car And Crossover Up Their Sleeve

    More Game Changing Moves Buick That Could Give the Brand Youth

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

  • 2011 Buick Regal

    General Motors displayed the all new 2011 Buick Regal just days ago in Los Angeles.  The vehicle will be one of the first GM products to be propelled by their second generation mild-hybrid powertrains. According to Wards Auto," Sources tell Ward’s a hybrid variant featuring the beefed-up version of GM’s current belt/alternator/starter (BAS) technology will follow the launch of the North American-built and traditionally propelled Regal." Drawing additional conclusions, Wards writer James Amend also speculates that the Regal and Regal Hybrid will both be built at the Oshawa, Ontario...

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