2012 Buick Regal Changes Announced for Columbia SC

2012 Buick Regal GS Columbia SC

The new 255-horsepower GS model headlines the changes coming to the 2012 Buick Regal in Columbia, SC. (GM Media)

Jim Hudson Buick is pleased to announce the new updates coming to the Buick Regal as it enters its second model year.  The 2012 Buick Regal gains two new models along with a host of tweaks to make it an even better choice compared to competitors including the Acura TSX, Audi A4, and Volkswagen CC.

2012 Buick Regal GS Marks Return of Buick Performance to Columbia SC

Perhaps the most anticipated addition to the Buick Regal lineup is the Buick Regal GS, the return of a performance sedan to the Buick lineup.  Featuring a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a standard six-speed manual transmission, standard Interactive Drive Control System that lets the suspension go from standard settings to both Sport and GS modes for a more sporting feel when the driver desires it.  Special HiPerStrut front suspension borrowed from the larger Buick LaCrosse sedan reduces torque steer, while standard 19-inch (and available 20-inch) alloy wheels with the choice of all-season or performance tires lend an aggressive look to complement the unique front and rear fascia.

Simplified Buick Regal Packages Benefit Columbia SC Shoppers

Across the rest of the 2012 Buick Regal lineup, the packaging and trim options have been greatly simplified to increase the odds that the Buick Regal that Columbia car shoppers prefer will be available in stock for immediate delivery.  From 13 packages in 2011, Buick now offers just five including the GS:

  • The Buick Regal Base model still comes exceptionally well-equipped with standard leather-appointed seating with front heated seats, IntelliLink touchscreen radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, halogen fog lamps, heated outside mirrors, StabiliTrak stability control, six months of OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation, and a six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control.
  • The 2012 Buick Regal Premium 1 package adds a 120-volt household power outlet, E-Z Key passive entry with keyless start, ultrasonic rear parking assist, HomeLink universal home remote, and an 8-way power passenger seat with rear lumbar controls.
  • Upgrading to the 2012 Buick Regal Premium 2 package adds even more luxury amenities, including thorax side airbags for the rear seats (bringing the total airbag count to eight), a 9-speaker 320-watt Harman/Kardon premium sound system, and Bi-Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps.
  • The 2012 Buick Regal Premium 3 package adds the popular 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  It also adds stainless steel dual exhaust, variable-effort power steering, and the Interactive Drive Control system with Standard, Sport, and Tour modes to allow drivers to alter their ride settings with the press of a button.

2012 Buick Regal eAssist Features Mild Hybrid Technology

2012 Buick Regal models with the Base, Premium 1, and Premium 2 packages are available with the highly-anticipated eAssist system of fuel-saving technologies.  The 2012 Buick Regal eAssist features an onboard electric motor that allows the engine to cut on and off effortlessly combined with special aluminum wheels and tires as well as aerodynamic upgrades. While costing significantly less than a full-scale hybrid vehicle, eAssist allows fuel economy improvements of up to 25 percent compared to the standard 2.4L Ecotec engine, with Buick estimating highway fuel economy around 37 miles per gallon.

2012 Buick Regal for sale in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Buick eagerly awaits the arrival of the 2012 Buick Regal, which will arrive later this year to its showroom in Columbia, South Carolina.  Jim Hudson is the #1 Buick dealership in South Carolina, and carries a great selection of Buick Regal models to choose from.  Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership in Columbia SC an unmatched ten years in a row and counting, which only underscores Jim Hudson’s commitment to complete customer satisfaction.  For more information, visit our Buick Regal Columbia SC website or call (888) 377-4971.

Buick Regal in Columbia SC Hailed by US News and World Report

Jim Hudson Buick, the premier Columbia Buick dealer, is proud to announce yet another accolade for the 2011 Buick Regal premium sport sedan.  U.S. News & World Report has named the 2011 Regal its annual “Best Car for the Money” in the Upscale Sedan category, beating competitors from BMW and Infiniti. The ranking was based on the magazine’s analysis of 27 published reviews and test drives of the Buick Regal, as well as analysis of reliability and safety data.

The 2011 Buick Regal for sale in Columbia SC, which starts at $26,245, was praised for “performance that balances fuel economy and power, handling and ride comfort.” U.S. News & World Report noted that reviewers are impressed with the Regal’s “handsome exterior and comfortable interior” and encourage Columbia drivers shopping for a premium mid-size sedan to add the 2011 Regal to their consideration list.

“This award confirms what many Buick Regal buyers have already found out,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “The Regal delivers a dynamic driving experience that competes with the best import sport sedans in the mid-size car segment. Just as importantly, this sleek, smart, top-safety-rated car is attracting new customers to the Buick brand.”

The well-equipped Regal CXL and CXL Turbo models include the following as standard or available equipment:

  • Ecotec 2.4L direct injected engine rated at an estimated 182 horsepower (136 kW)
  • Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged and direct injected engine rated at 220 horsepower (164 kW), which can be paired with an available six-speed manual transmission and driver-selectable Interactive Drive Control that automatically recalibrates the suspension settings
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission with driver shift control
  • EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway with the 2.4L and 32 mpg highway with the 2.0L turbo engine
  • MacPherson strut front suspension and four-link independent rear suspension
  • All-new Interactive Drive Control available with the 2.0L turbo, offering driver-selectable suspension settings and automatic driver suspension setting adaptability
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel anti-lock braking system, brake assist and electronic parking brake
  • Standard StabiliTrak stability control system and full-function traction control
  • Dual-stage frontal air bags, side-curtain and front seat thorax air bags and pedal-release system
  • Rear-seat thorax air bags
  • Navigation system, Harman Kardon premium sound system, hard drive with 10GB for music, and 20 minutes of time shift audio capability to pause, rewind and playback radio programs
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch alloy wheels on turbocharged models equipped with Interactive Drive Control)
  • 12-way power, leather and heated driver seat; leather and heated passenger front seat; Bluetooth for phone; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar, along with a USB port for iPods and other audio devices.

Coming later this year is the 2012 Buick Regal GS in Columbia SC, an even sportier expression of the already sport-injected Regal. The GS is powered by a high-output, exclusive Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine derived from the departed Pontiac Solstice GXP performance roadster mated to a six-speed manual transmission, expected to deliver an estimated 255 horsepower (190 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque for a 0-60 mph performance of less than seven seconds. GS also will be available with an automatic transmission later in the 2012 model year.

“The Regal GS will set a new benchmark for performance and value in the midsize segment,” DiSalle said. “It represents the next entry in Buick’s product renaissance.”

Visit Jim Hudson Buick for your Buick Regal in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Buick is the premier source for the 2011 Buick Regal in Columbia, South Carolina.  Jim Hudson carries a great selection of Regal sedans, both with the standard 2.4L engine and the turbocharged 2.0L engines.  Jim Hudson has carried the Regal since its launch in the middle part of 2010 as a 2011 model, and its Buick certified technicians are here to provide service after the sale.  For more information on the 2011 Buick Regal, visit Jim Hudson’s Buick Regal Columbia SC page on their website or call (888) 377-4971.

Columbia Buick Dealer Highlights Buick Regal’s Global Appeal

2012 Buick New Regal GS Unveiling

The 2012 Buick Regal GS, known in China as the New Regal GS Sport, is unveiled.

Jim Hudson Buick, the premier Columbia Buick dealer, is proud to note the worldwide popularity of the 2011 Buick Regal for sale in Columbia, SC.  Recently at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, Buick unveiled the New Regal GS Sport–the Chinese-market version of the Buick Regal GS coming soon to Columbia, South Carolina.

Buick has a long history in China, one going back to the last emperor of China that owned one in his collection.  As automobile sales have skyrocketed in China, Buick’s reputation for quality and safety has led to it being one of the top brands in the country.  Buick has sold over two million cars in China since its arrival, the second million in just three years.

The New Regal GS Sport in China shares many similarities with the Regal GS that will be available in the United States, featuring the same bold styling and a similarly-rated 255-horsepower turbocharged engine.  It also features their FlexRide adaptive driving system, similar to the class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control System that automatically adapts steering, suspension, and transmission settings through at the press of a button to allow the driver to tailor the driving experience.

Columbia drivers will also experience the well-received HiPerStrut suspension system on the Regal GS, currently seen on uplevel models like the Buick LaCrosse and Saab 9-5, which is designed to reduce torque steer under acceleration commonly found in front-wheel-drive performance sedans.

Pricing has not been announced for the 2012 Buick Regal GS sport sedan, but trust that Jim Hudson Buick will carry it as soon as it’s available.

New Buick Regal for sale in Columbia SC

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