Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China. It features a sleek, sporty, coupe-like design and offers the spirited performance of a premium sports sedan. Ten variants, including a hybrid electric, are available priced between RMB 175,800 and RMB 269,800.
The Regal was originally introduced in the United States in 1973 and China in 2002. Over the years, more than 1.1 million have been delivered in China. The nameplate has become especially popular among younger car buyers due to its sporty, stylish design and connectivity features.
Propulsion Choices with Available Hybrid Technology
The all-new Regal is the first Buick model in China with GM's latest nine-speed Hydra-Matic intelligent transmission. Leveraging more than 60 GM-patented technologies, it delivers smooth shifting and improved performance, reliability and fuel efficiency. The all-new Regal also comes standard with stop/start.
Buyers have a choice of two direct-injection turbocharged engines. A 2.0L SIDI engine that has been named one of Ward's 10 Best Engines produces maximum power of 192 kW and peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine enables the all-new Regal to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in only 7.2 seconds. GM's new 1.5L SIDI engine offers class-leading power of 125 kW and peak torque of 252 Nm. It has estimated combined fuel consumption of 6.3 liters/100 km.
The all-new Regal will also be available as a hybrid. It features the company’s hybrid-tailored 1.8L direct-injection engine, GM's patented EVT electronically controlled intelligent variable transmission, a highly integrated Traction Power Inverter Module (TPIM), and a double high-performance, permanent-magnet electric motor drive unit. The electric drive system is supported by an industry-leading high-performance lithium-ion battery pack. It will deliver estimated fuel consumption of 4.3 liters/100 km.
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The GS-exclusive black sports interior includes a flat steering wheel with a metal shift paddle and sporty seats certified by Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR).
The new FlexRide adaptive driving system allows the driver to switch between Auto, Comfort and Sporty modes. Combined with new-generation Continuous Damping Control (CDC), it scans road conditions and adjusts damping in real time for comfort and maneuverability. Brembo four-piston front brake calipers in combination with FNC brake discs enhance braking.
The all-new Regal adopts Buick's latest premium sedan design language. It has a wing-style grille complemented by wing-shaped dual LED daytime running lamps for a strong horizontal visual effect.
The all-new Regal is longer and wider than its predecessor and has a lower center of gravity. With its aerodynamic sleek fastback styling, it combines the spirited performance of a coupe with the generous stance of a premium sedan, setting a new trend for its segment.
The wheelbase of the all-new Regal has been extended 92 mm to 2,829 mm. In conjunction with its increased width, it provides more room than the previous-generation Regal. The roominess is bolstered by a floating interior design and a 360-degree wraparound layout.
Over 80 percent of the interior is covered in soft materials. Refinement is further enhanced by leather accents and hand-sewn double stitching. Moon White ambient lighting combined with dual 8-inch center console LCD screens adds to the high-tech and luxurious feel.
Smooth Handling and Advanced Safety
The sedan has an optimized MacPherson front suspension that is matched with aluminum steering knuckles and a stiffer hollow anti-roll bar for improved comfort and more precise handling. It has introduced a four-link independent rear suspension and rear dampers with advanced concentric piston valves to ensure better flexibility and further contribute to agile and steady handling. The all-new Regal’s high-strength rigid body has shed about 160 kg, supporting improvements in safety, handling, comfort and fuel efficiency.
The all-new Regal applies the latest-generation eProtect smart safety technology with fully upgraded functionality. It includes pedestrian detection (PD), collision mitigation braking (CMB) and adaptive cruise control (ACC). Automatic parking assist (APA) can take over steering and control the brakes and accelerator, setting free the driver's hands and feet during parking.
New Matrix LED headlamps have eight intelligent lighting modes and a lighting distance of 400 meters for greater driving safety at night. In addition, the all-new Regal is equipped with a full-color head-up display (HUD), which shows speed, infotainment information, and navigation and safety prompts.
New Generation of Intelligent Connected Technologies
With Buick eConnect technology, the all-new Regal is the first model from the brand to offer cloud-based services. The technology supports Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife. Users can listen to Kaola FM and NetEase Cloud Music online, and access 4S store service information quickly and accurately.
Customers receive five years of free basic OnStar service, including Remote Access, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notifications. With 4G LTE, the all-new Regal turns into a Wi-Fi hotspot. The intelligent home interconnection function works with OnStar’s electronic fence and mobile phone app to enable activation of home appliances.