2011 Buick Regal Images, Info Released

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We had heard Buick would introduce a smaller, sportier sedan named the Regal to sell alongside the new LaCrosse. Today, the company released full images of the car, which looks a lot like LaCrosse in all ways. Luckily, the Regal doesn’t sport the portholes of the LaCrosse, and the rear is certainly distinctive.

The company also didn’t go overboard with the grille, which we’ve seen happen with Lincoln and other automakers lately.

GM says the car will go on sale in the second quarter of 2010 as a four-cylinder with estimated 30 mpg highway. A turbocharged model going on sale later this summer.

More info and images, including an interior shot, are below.

  • Standard 2.4L Ecotec direct injected engine rated at an estimated 182 horsepower (136 kW)
  • Available 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged and direct injected engine rated at an estimated 220 horsepower (164 kW) – available late-summer 2010
  • Both engines have a six-speed automatic transmission standard with driver-shifting control
  • Estimated 30 mpg on the highway with the 2.4L and 29 mpg highway with the 2.0L turbo engine
  • MacPherson strut front suspension and four-link independent rear suspension
  • All-new Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS) available with the 2.0L turbo, offering driver-selectable suspension settings and automatic driver suspension setting adaptability
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel anti-lock braking system, brake assist and electronic parking brake
  • Standard StabiliTrak stability control system and full-function traction control
  • Standard dual-stage frontal air bags, side-curtain air bags and pedal-release system; rear-seat thorax air bags available
  • Available navigation system, Harmon Kardon sound system, internal flash drive (1GB), hard drive with 10GB for music and USB port
  • Standard 18-inch wheels (19-inch wheels standard with IDCS)
  • Standard 12-way power, leather and heated driver seat; leather and heated passenger front seat; Bluetooth capability; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar.

By David Thomas | November 11, 2009 | Comments (28)

Comments 

ermatthe

looks pretty sweet. Is this based off of that Opel car? Insignia I think.

H

I like it but the wheels are too big.

Ziggy

Looks nice but can Buick pull off 4 vehicles? Once they introduce the Cruze based smaller car what will it do to Regal sales.

stangmatt66

Where is the V6?

d

wow i missed this post..if only the recent posts were listed above recent comments like b4...oh well, looks like we do get the next Saturn Aura! yay

madgerulz

2 things..u 4got 2 mention only the CXL will be available at launch...& it's spelled "Harman Kardon"...

madgerulz

i am betting u copied & pasted..LOL...a few websites have video of the interior..no audio tho?! It seems 2 have an i-drive like knob...

arni

..nice job!..maybe GM can pull off the come back..but PLEASE..a six speed manual!!..some of us still like to 'drive'!!!!

TK

That is one sexy Buick

Good way to short-change people with the turbo 2.0, when the Cobalt SS made 260hp with the same engine.

Aussie

if this is based off the insignia, could they do the wagon as well? its a nice car has a sort of audi classy look to it (the wagon) google it, nice car

dOmeStiCk StRipeZ

Great Point Billy4202 that is the first thing i wondered.I will be graduating college and starting a family soon and this seems to suit me well, a sporty sedan with good mpg's bigger than a Cobalt, that every college girl down here in Alabama won't have.But the lack of 40 horses from what may be the same engine definatly turns me off of this car

UK Diesel Driver

It isn't based on the Insignia; it is the Insignia. Having seen many of them around on the road over here in the UK I cannot see any differences apart from a different grille and some new badges.

Seems strange they are not introducing the OPC version with AWD and a 2.8l V6 turbo with 325hp. This does 0-62 in 6.0 seconds...

GR

It's nice to see a car roll out where raw horsepower isn't the selling key. It's time we start living with cars that produce perfectly acceptable performance. With dwindling fuel supplies and costs increasing, there's no need for a family sedan with much over 200 horsepower, even if it does weigh 3300 pounds.

JASM

im with stangmatt66 since its a buick it'll be heavy, so it'll need a V6

tscurt

@GR: Apostasy!! For shame!!!!!

tscurt

PS- I am hoping that since heated seats are listed, heated mirrors are also available?

SuckitGM

Great, another GM imported from Europe. The key word is "Import"

Can't beat em, might as well join em eh?

Mark

Hot Car! I drive a 2002 Buick Regal (and a '65 Buick Skylark 4 door sedan)and could see myself trading it in for this car...I agree with other posters...give us a small 6 and also a 6 speed manual transmission. My understanding is that when the "baby Buick" comes out, the Lucerne will be dropped, making the LaCrosse the largest Buick...so there will not be 4 cars in the line up...

jonfromtexas

i think it looks like the jaguar xf in the front and infiniti g37 sedan in the rear.

GR,

But if you could have extra power at no expense of fuel economy...why not, right? Plus, as a "premium" brand, buyers would expect Buicks to have more power than a similar Chevy would.

Dave Wuss

The rear is ugly and the wheels look plain silly. What's the point of Buick? Oh that's right it's a premium car when compared to Chevy. As if that's saying much. As much as GM changes they actually stay the same.

Sorrel

ermatthe - Yes, it is exactly the same car, with Buick badging. See the Insignia here: http://www.opel-europe.com/insignia/

Nice car, getting popular in the UK, where it's badged as a Vauxhall.

HF4L

Great job Buick! It is a fresh (to the US) design. Conerns about power & weight are echoed. Possible way to override it is to include a manual transmission (at least allowing some fun). The front reminds me of a Bentley GT & the back reminds me of the Infiniti G37, but also has cues from the Chrysler Sebring.

H

What's the point of Buick? To sell cars.

KAH

What's with the high window sills in new cars these days? Probably a safety factor, eh? Hate it!

Another nice machine created with style and power. Like the interior and exterior of it because it looks elegant and stylish. Thumbs up for this car.

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