2011 Buick Regal. Click image to enlarge
2011 Buick Regal
Los Angeles, California – Buick has revealed its all-new 2011 Regal sport sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new model will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010, and be built at the company’s plant in Oshawa, Ontario.
“The 2011 Buick Regal is nothing like you’ve ever experienced from this brand,” said Susan Docherty, general manager of Buick GM. “The Regal is the next chapter in Buick’s transformation and will expand the portfolio to include a sport sedan.”
The Regal is based on the Opel Insignia, voted the 2009 European Car of the Year, and has been on sale in December 2008 in China, where it is locally built and more than 64,000 have been sold.
Offered in premium CXL trim, with additional trim levels to be offered in the 2012 model year, the Regal uses a standard 2.4-litre Ecotec direct-injected engine, rated at an estimated 182 horsepower, or an available 2.0-litre Ecotec turbocharged and direct-injected engine, estimated at 220 horsepower, which will be available in the summer of 2010. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, while the turbocharged engine will also be available with a six-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged model will also offer an all-new Interactive Drive Control System, offering driver-selectable suspension settings.
At its presentation, the company also revealed a concept drawing of a new sedan that will be offered in future as the entry-level vehicle in the Buick lineup.