2011 Buick Regal Revealed

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General Motors has released new information and details about the 2011 Buick Regal, which is based on Opel Insignia.

With European styling, powerful engines, and a sport-tuned chassis, 2011 Buick Regal sedan will make its official debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle comes with two four-cylinder engines – a 2.4-liter Ecotec with 182 hp (136 kW) and 172 lb-ft (233 Nm) of torque, and a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter with 220 hp (164 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. Both engines have a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L is said to return an average 20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway, while the 2.0T will return 18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway.

Some of the most significant features of the new model year Regal include a MacPherson strut front suspension, a four-link independent rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control, and an optional Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS) with three driver-selectable suspension modes.

Standard equipment for Buick Regal includes 18-inch wheels and tires, heated leather front seats, satellite radio, four-wheel disc brakes, all-independent suspension, stability and traction control, and Bluetooth capability. A navigation system and a Harmon Kardon sound system with an internal hard drive that can hold up to 10 gigabytes of music are also available as options.

QUICK FACTS

* A new midsize Buick sport sedan with a European-bred driving experience
* On sale in the second quarter of 2010
* Based on the award-winning Opel Insignia and available now as a Regal in China
* Modern, sleek design with great attention to detail and excellent build quality
* Efficient, four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain with 30 mpg (est.)
* Turbocharged model available in summer 2010
* Driver-selectable Interactive Drive Control System available in summer 2010
* Available rear-seat thorax air bags
* Standard 18-inch wheels, leather and heated front seats, XM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth and OnStar.

According to GM the 2011 Buick will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010. The manufacturer hasn’t priced the new Regal yet, but it will be slotted below the LaCrosse, which starts at $27,835.

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