The 2011 Buick Regal will make its official debut at the LA Auto Show in December and it should be a crowd-favorite when it arrives. Its evident that General Motors will use this Euro-Regal to persuade younger buyers in America to consider the Buick brand once again.
This new generation Regal will rely heavily on a European theme that starts with its engine packages. The high-end CXL model will be the first to hit American showrooms and will feature a direct-injected 2.4-liter Ecotec four-banger with 182 horsepower. Its a highly-efficient engine that will make its way into other GM platforms like the Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Equinox.
Later next year, Buick will be fitting the Regal with a 2.0-liter four cylinder, which will be turbocharged and make around 220-horsepower. It should be similar to the engine in the current Cobalt SS model.
Each engine choice will net fuel economy in the 30 mpg range on the highway and will use similar six-speed automatic gearboxes.
Expect the 2011 Buick Regal to be loaded with interior comforts like heated leather seating, satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, and Onstar. The future turbocharged Regal will use a driver selectable suspension setup with three different modes.
The 2011 Regal will wage war on other sport sedans like the Acura TSX, BMW 328i, and Audi A4, with similar luxury equipment and performance. All of the Regal models will be built in the Opel factory in Germany with pricing yet to be announced.
Check back with us soon for the latest news and our review of the 2011 Buick Regal.