Buick has officially unveiled the Regal Hybrid, ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

Buick has officially unveiled the Regal Hybrid, ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

Aimed at eco-conscious buyers, the Regal features the eAssist system which pairs a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a small electric motor that is powered by a 115-volt lithium-ion battery. More specifically, the engine produces 182 hp (136 kW / 185 PS) and 172 lb-ft (233 Nm) of torque, while the electric motor delivers an additional 15 hp (11 kW / 15 PS) and 79 lb-ft (107 Nm) of torque.  Thanks to an aggressive fuel cut-off (during deceleration) and an engine start / stop system, GM estimates the car will achieve an EPA rating of 26 mpg city / 37 mpg highway - a 25% improvement over the standard four-cylinder Regal.

On the styling front, changes are minimal but include improved "underbody aerodynamics" and lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires. Inside, there's a revised instrument cluster, an eco-minded air conditioner, and an infotainment system with a seven-inch display.

No word on pricing, but the Regal Hybrid will start arriving at dealerships this fall.

Check out the press release for additional information

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