2013 Buick Regal gets standard eAssist, price hike

The 2013 Buick Regal is here and is getting a sizable price increase due to the standard use of eAssist powertrain.

“With eAssist, Buick is redefining what a ‘conventional powertrain’ means to customers,” said eAssist global chief engineer Stephen Poulos. “It changes the fuel economy – but not the experience – for the 97 percent of new car buyers who aren’t buying hybrids.”

The Buick Regal eAssist uses a compact lithium-ion battery and a small electric motor/generator in place of an alternator to achieve an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.

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“It takes advantage of the best parts of a hybrid, and eAssist is now standard equipment for Regal,” said Poulos. “These new functions happen seamlessly, a requirement for Buick drivers who demand a refined driving experience. They’ll really only notice a difference at the pump.”

Also available are a 220-hp 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec engine or the 270-hp Regal GS. Both Regal Turbo and Regal GS are offered with automatic or manual transmissions -the Regal eAssist is available exclusively with a six-speed automatic.

Pricing for the 2013 Buick Regal starts $29,015.

– By: Omar Rana