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Buick Regal Gets a Makeover for 2014

All-wheel-drive joins the option list.

by on Nov.15, 2013

The addition of an optional AWD package is the biggest news for the 2014 Buick Regal.

The 2014 Buick Regal, now arriving in dealerships, will feature both more power, available all-wheel-drive and an expanded suite of safety features, according to General Motors.

It’s been just three years since Buick introduced the current Regal platform – borrowed from its German Opel subsidiary. So, some of these updates come quicker than one might expect. That’s particularly true of the Haldex-style all-wheel-drive system. But with AWD becoming increasingly common, especially in the luxury segment, it’s now a disadvantage for any automaker with upscale aspirations not to offer it in this competitive segment.

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The other big change is that Buick will no longer offer two different flavors, if you will, of its popular 2.0-liter turbo. The power ratings will now be the same for both the Regal GS and Regal Turbo models — 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque – which GM boasts is more punch than any of its key competitors, including the Acura TSX, Audi A4, Lexus IS 250 or Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.


Buick Unveils new 2014 Regal Sedan

Taking aim at younger, high-tech buyers

by on Mar.26, 2013

Buick gives the 2014 Regal a more familial look, including new fascia, grille and headlamps.

It’s a big week for Buick, General Motors’ “near-luxury” brand using the New York International Auto Show to roll out a pair of redesigned models critical to reviving Buick’s faltering momentum.

The show features both the redesigned LaCrosse and updated Regal, the latter and smaller version of the two getting some modest exterior and interior tweaks – and an assortment of new radar- and camera-based safety features – including rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, blind spot assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert and collision mitigation as well as adaptive cruise control.

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“The new 2014 Regal is more expressive, more connected and more technologically advanced,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “The new Regal gives those discerning buyers more of the technologically advanced features they want in a modern luxury sedan, all with the style and refinement they expect from Buick.”