Buick has announced the eAssist system will be standard equipment on the 2013 Regal.

Buick has announced the eAssist system will be standard equipment on the 2013 Regal.

Originally unveiled in 2011, the system pairs a 182 hp (136 kW / 185 PS) 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a 15 hp (11 kW / 15 PS) electric motor that is powered by a 115-volt lithium-ion battery. There's also an engine start/stop system, regenerative braking and an electric motor boost function which reduces the engine load during acceleration.

Thanks to all the high-tech wizardry, the Regal eAssist is expected to return 25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway. This compares to the previously standard, non-eAssist engine that returned 19 mpg city / 31 mpg highway.

The 2013 Buick Regal will be priced from $29,015 which represents at $1,960 premium over the 2012 model.

 

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