Buick has announced pricing for two new Regal variants appearing this fall. On one end there’s the Regal equipped with eAssist — just like the larger LaCrosse — which will look to achieve an estimated 36 miles per gallon that will start at $29,530, which is a $2,000 premium over the Regal base model. On the other hand is the performance-oriented Regal GS, equipped with a turbocharged 270 horsepower 2.0L Ecotec engine that will start at $35,310.
Buick says that will gas hovering around the $4 mark with no intention of dropping, the Regal’s eAssist premium will pay for itself in 3.5 years. Notably, the larger 2012 LaCrosse will come with eAssist standard, and the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu looks to have the same system in its Eco model. The Regal GS will come with a standard six-speed manual (yes, really) and looks to touch 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
As a rolling update, both the Regal GS and Regal eAssist will begin to come standard with the Buick IntelliLink system near the end of the year.