2012 Buick Regal eAssist Priced from Under $30,000

American auto giant General Motors today announced pricing details for the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist, which uses various advanced technologies and body enhancements to deliver an EPA-rated 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

Getting straight to the point, the Regal with eAssist will start at $29,530, including $860 in destination charges. The company says the eAssist system is a $2,000 option on the Regal base model, mated to a 2.4L Ecotec engine. However, Buick will continue to offer the base model without eAssist as well as the 2.0L turbo.

The fuel economy boost that Regal with eAssist offers comes from pairing the direct-injected 2.4L four-cylinder Ecotec
engine with a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery system and electric motor-generator that enables regenerative braking capability.

Standard features with the eAssist system include driver-selectable, fuel economy-optimizing mode for the air conditioning system, enabling more frequent and longer-duration engine stop periods; ECO gauge on the instrument panel that continuously responds to driving behavior, enabling the driver to drive with greater efficiency; and powerflow readout in the color infotainment or driver information center that shows the flow of energy through the electric assist system, such as battery charging from regeneration and electric power directed to the engine.

Later in the year, the Regal with eAssist will also come with standard Buick IntelliLink, which uses Bluetooth or USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a new 7-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display radio.
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