Buick has announced the 2011 Regal will be priced from $26,995 in the United States.

Buick has announced the 2011 Regal will be priced from $26,995 in the United States.

Powered by a 2.4-liter Ecotec direct injected four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower (136 kW), the Regal CXL features a six-speed automatic transmission, StabiliTrak stability control, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the car comes nicely equipped with leather upholstery, 12-way power adjustable heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod and USB inputs, XM Satellite Radio, and OnStar.

The range-topping Regal CXL turbo will start at $29,495. It has the aforementioned equipment and a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec direct injected engine with 220 horsepower (164 kW).

Options include a navigation system, a Harman Kardon sound system, an internal 1 GB flash drive, and an Interactive Drive Control System (with 19-inch wheels). The latter option is only available on the CXL turbo and offers "three operating modes that adjust suspension, steering, throttle, transmission, and stability systems to personalize the driving experience."

Look for the naturally-aspirated Regal to start arriving in dealerships this spring, while the turbocharged model will be launched later this summer. Eventually, Buick will introduce an entry-level Regal CX for the 2012 model year.

No word yet on the market viability of the recently revealed 255 hp (190 kW) Regal GS show car.

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