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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.

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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.”

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Buick Makes eAssist Standard on Compact Regal

Also introduces automatic option on sporty GS.

by on Feb.07, 2012

The 2012 Buick Regal shown with Regals past.

Buick will drop the conventionally-powered I-4 version of its Regal model, making the “mild” hybrid eAssist the standard powertrain for the compact sedan starting in 2013.

That’s the same strategy that the maker has taken with the midsize Buick LaCrosse.  In the smaller Regal, the gas-electric driveline delivers as much as 36 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

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Meanwhile, the mid-luxury General Motors brand has announced it will introduce a new automatic gearbox for the sporty, turbocharged version of the compact sedan, the Regal GS.  Until now, it has only been available with a six-speed stick, a sales-limiting factor in today’s U.S. market.

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Top 10 Future Collector Cars Under $100,000

Surprisingly, domestic cars dominate.

by on Jan.26, 2012

"Not your granfather's Buick," the Regal GS joins the "Hot List" of current collectibles including the likes of the Porsch 911 and Nissan GT-R Black Edition.

Those of us who’ve driving long enough will likely recall “the one that got away,” the Jaguar E-Type or split-window Chevrolet Corvette that we coulda-shoulda hung onto because today it’s a hot ticket on the collector car circuit.

But what about the cars on the road today?  Are there some models that are more likely to become collectible than others a couple decades from now?  Absolutely, says our friend McKeel Hagerty, the head of collector car insurance specialists Hagerty Insurance and a go-to guy when it comes to spotting classic car trends in the making.

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The fact is that those trends are rapidly evolving, and what one generation considers hot the next generation might not.  The trend in recent years has been favoring muscle cars and other ‘60s classics, but, as we recently reported on TheDetroitBureau.com, three new segments to watch are classic pickups, early Japanese imports, like the original Honda S800, and classic motorcycles.

But what are the cars you can buy today and count on being collectible tomorrow? The Hot List may surprise you.

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First Drive: Buick Regal

This is what Buicks should have been for a long time.

by on Jan.07, 2011

The Buick Regal was supposed to be the next Saturn Aura. Instead, it becomes an Acura TSX-fighting Buick.

Isn’t this what Buick always should have been, or at least could have been? Instead General Motors was content to build a series of velour-encrusted boulevardiers, content with the 60-and-over set, never offering anything that a young professional would even consider.

Buick’s new Regal promises to single-handledly bring the marquee’s average age down by decades. It finally gives General Motors a legitimate competitor for such small near-luxury cars as Acura TSX and Audi A4.

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There’s a lot to like here. Even though this car started life as the acclaimed Opel Insignia, and GM initially planned to sell it as the second-generation Saturn Aura, it actually fits right in as a Buick. With just changes to details such as the grille and lights, the Opel gives Buick a perfect entry in what is sure to a burgeoning category in coming years. (more…)