Buick Regal eAssist live in the Windy City
They received the first details about Buick's new Regal eAssist earlier today, but we have returned from seeing the automobile in person before the Chicago Auto Show officially kicks off tomorrow. Visually, the more fuel-efficient Regal looks no different than the standard automobile, save the addition of eco-friendly 17-inch alloy wheels and low-rolling-resistance tires.
Buick's new eAssist technique first debuted on the larger LaCrosse sedan, where it will serve as the base powertrain for 2012 model year vehicles. With the Regal, however, the eAssist model will slot above the base 2.4-liter automobile and below the Regal Turbo, which makes use of the automaker's 220-horsepower 2.0-liter Ecotec inline-four. Pricing will be announced closer to the eAssist's official launch later this year.