2012 Buick Regal GS The introduction of energy efficient eAssist Buick Regal GS and performance-oriented, both assembled in Oshawa, expands the scope of the model Regal. Buick Regal double supply this fall with the arrival of the new Regal 2012 eAssist advanced technology and the Regal GS 2012 performance-based, which should increase the attractiveness of the popular luxury sport sedan through. The base price of Regal with eAssist will be $ 34 190 and that of the Regal GS for $ 42 345. In Canada, Buick will continue to offer the base model as well as the 2.0L turbo version. “The Regal and Regal GS eAssist built in Oshawa are great cars and good examples of the profound transformation under way at Buick,” said Kevin Williams, president and CEO of General Motors of Canada. “Through its energy-efficient versions ranging from the GS eAssist high performance, Regal redefines expectations for Buick and offers distinct advantages to customers looking for a sports sedan with a refined luxury. ”
2012 Buick Regal GS engine
The Regal with eAssist uses a variety of technologies and enhancements to the body to provide consumption of 8.3 L/100 km city and 5.4 L/100 km on the highway, it rating as the Lexus hybrid HS and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, more expensive, can not match. This energy efficient offered by Regal with eAssist comes from a mix of four-cylinder Ecotec 2.4-liter direct injection of a block-lithium-ion battery and a generator-electric motor cutting-edge technology that allows the recovery of braking energy. This system “electrification light” is also available with the 2012 Buick LaCrosse. Standard features of the Regal eAssist include among others a way of maximizing energy efficiency for air conditioning adjustable, allowing the engine stops more frequent and of longer duration. There is also an ECO gauge built into the dashboard that continuously reacts to driver behavior behind the wheel to maximize the efficiency of Conduct and a drivetrain indicator in the display color of the infotainment system or the Information Centre panel, which shows the flow of energy in the support system such as electric charge of the battery by regenerative braking and electric power delivered to the engine.
2012 Buick Regal GS interior
The Regal GS is equipped with an engine that is rated at 270 hp (201 kW) and torque of 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) certified by the SAE. This four-cylinder 2.0 liter Ecotec turbocharged direct injection provides more torque than the V6 Acura TSX, Audi A4 Sport, Lexus IS 250 and Volvo S60 T5. Torque is the rotational force that allows a vehicle to drive, and that’s what the driver feels when accelerating. The engine of the GS is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission, and fuel consumption rating was 7.4 L/100 km on the highway. A six-speed automatic transmission will be available later in model year. The powertrain of the GS is protected by a five-year warranty or 160,000 km. The Regal GS also offers push-button start, a sport steering wheel flattened on its lower part with audio controls, metal sport pedals and sports seats electrically adjustable heated 12-way. A high-end sound system harman / kardon 336-watt nine-speaker is also proposed to set. The Regal GS is equipped with the interactive control of the conduct that adapts the damping and other control functions to allow the driver to choose an adaptive control series, a sport mode mode and a mode that suits those GS looking for a ride and superior handling.
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Other standard features of the Regal GS include: parking sensors front and rear ultrasonic outlets of 120 V for accessories, xenon headlights with bi-functional high intensity discharge and 19-inch wheels alloy. Wheel 20-inch polished alloy road performance tires, only summer are optional. Later that year, the Regal GS and Regal will be equipped with eAssist serial IntelliLink Buick, a system that uses Bluetooth or USB port to connect the smartphone to a new driver’s radio touch screen 7 inch, high resolution and color. The system improves IntelliLink Bluetooth capabilities and USB Current Buick models and controls for smart phones using voice commands and steering wheel. It also allows the transmission of stereo audio through the phone services like Stitcher SmartRadioMD.
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In addition, IntelliLink Buick ensures seamless integration of mobile devices with the infotainment system of each vehicle, allowing the driver to keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. “Like all versions of the Regal GS and eAssist perfectly combine advanced technology, without compromising driving performance, comfort and luxurious style, which makes one of the Buick automobile brands in the fastest growing in America North “to celebrate Mr. Williams.

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