tDETROIT — Buick’s new 2014 Regal is a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New, purposeful technologies enhance safety and the driving experience with a more refined turbo engine — along with the introduction of all-wheel drive.
tThe new Regal also introduces new radar- and camera-based safety features — including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Collision Mitigation Braking – for surround protection. In-vehicle connectivity is enhanced with next-generation IntelliLink, featuring simpler, more intuitive controls and natural speech recognition.
tAdaptive Cruise Control is also offered. It senses traffic in front of the Regal to adjust vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again.
t“The new 2014 Regal is more expressive, more connected and more technologically advanced,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “ The new Regal gives those discerning buyers more of the technologically advanced features they want in a modern luxury sedan, all with the style and refinement they expect from Buick.”
tNew front and rear styling, with available wing-shape LED daytime running lamps and standard LED taillamps, were designed to give Regal a more contemporary and premium presence. The interior features a redesigned central instrument panel and console.
tThe new 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine is standard on Regal and delivers 18 percent more horsepower than the 2013 Regal Turbo for a greater feeling of on-demand power. It also contributes to greater efficiency, with city mileage for Regal increasing 17 percent to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg (FWD and automatic transmission). Estimated highway mileage for FWD automatic models also increases to 30 mpg. With Regal GS automatic models, the EPA mileage estimates increase more than 10 percent in the city, to 21 mpg, and about 11 percent on the highway, to 30 mpg (FWD models). With Regal GS and the six-speed manual, the highway mileage estimate increases 15 percent, to 31 mpg.
tRegal’s available Haldex all-wheel-drive system helps make the most of traction in all driving conditions and also enhances the cornering capability of the Regal GS when driven in the GS mode of the Interactive Drive Control System. A new H-arm rear suspension design is standard on all Regal AWD models. FWD models employ a four-link rear suspension.
tA 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology is also available on the 2014 Regal (FWD only), delivering EPA-estimated ratings of 25 city and 36 highway. Six-speed automatic transmissions are matched with both engines and a six-speed manual is available exclusively in the Regal GS. Electric power steering is now featured on all models.
tRegal is available in four trim levels, including GS. They are: Regal (1SL), Premium I (1SN), Premium II (1SP) and GS (1SX). Buick IntelliLink is standard on all Regal audio systems, and uses Bluetooth wireless connectivity or USB to connect the driver’s smart phone to an eight-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display radio.