2012 Buick Regal with eAssist mini hybrid system starts from $29,530, and Regal GS from $35,310


Buick is planning to launch two new 2012 Regal models by early this fall. One is the 2012 Buick Regal eAssist, which provides great fuel efficiency with its mini hybrid system. And the other is the 2012 Buick Regal GS, which provides high performance output for spirited driving.

Buick claims that the Regal eAssist with its mini hybrid system will deliver up to  25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. While the 2012 Buick Regal GS will be powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been SAE-certified to deliver 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 2012 Buick Regal GS with a front-wheel drive system and a 6-speed manual transmission is estimated at 28 mpg on the highway. There will also be a 6-speed automatic transmission available later in the year for the Regal GS.

The 2012 Buick Regal eAssist will be priced from $29,530, including $860 in destination charges. The eAssist hybrid system can be ordered as an option on the base Regal model for an additional $2,000. And the top-range 2012 Regal GS will have a starting price of $35,310, including the $860 destination charge.