Monday, January 24, 2011

Upcoming Cars 2011 buick regal grand national with photos

Upcoming Cars 2011 buick regal grand national with photos
Buick announced details of its upcoming Regal sedan, which will go on sale in the second quarter of next year. Regal, a name that carries a performance heritage of the Grand National from the 1980s, has not been used since 2004.

.This latest iteration is based on the new Opel Insignia, which has won many awards, including European Car of the Year. Before Saturn was cancelled, rumors were that the Insignia would be the new Saturn Aura in North America. Now Buick gets it. And what it gets looks pretty good. The Regal is not just “based on” the Insignia, it is the Insignia, with minor styling changes to make it a Buick.

The Regal will have a 182 horsepower 2.4L I4 engine as its base powerplant. This engine is also the base engine in the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.

It is expected to get 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Arriving later in the year will be the 2.0L turbo making 220 hp and getting 18/29 mpg. No V6 or V8? This is Buick, right? Home of the land barges that come with their own ZIP code? This ain’t your father’s Buick, kids (apologies to Oldsmobile). In the land of the 35 MPG CAFE standards, the turbo 4 will have to do. The standard, and only, tranny will be a 6-speed auto.

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