2011 Buick Regal Hybrid With Buickhas a New Hybrid System
According to a recent report, General Motors will introduce the Buick Regal Hybrid at Chicago Auto Show next week. The Buickhas a new hybrid system they think can raise fuel economy about 25% higher. It's called
eAssist and it's somewhat a mild hybrid modifier for existing vehicles. General Motors already plans to offer this technology in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse and now, they've announced it for the Buick Regal.
Specs engine nothing is official, the car will likely feature the eAssist system from the LaCrosse Hybrid. eAssist is a power management system that aids a gasoline engine. This means we can expect a 182 hp (136 kW / 185 PS) 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 15 kW (20 hp / 20 PS) electric motor that is powered by a 115-volt lithium-ion battery. Thanks to this setup, the car will likely be able to return 25 mpg city / 37 mpg highway. Having a motor-generator also allows for recuperation during braking and the battery allows for auto start-stop of the engine at idle.
Unlike the LaCrosse, the eAssist system won't be available on the base Regal and instead will be an option. “It's a cost issue,” GM insiders told WardsAuto.