NEW YORK—On a mission to shed its geriatric image, luxury automaker Buick has unveiled a sporty-yet-refined sedan in the latest incarnation of its longstanding Regal model.
With an array of technology to match its styling, the 2014 Regal is packed with safety and comfort features synonymous with the brand, and a host of new options the automaker hopes can popularize the midsize sedan with a younger crowd.
Available for the first time with all-wheel drive and a refined turbocharged engine, the new Regal offers up an estimated 259-horsepower and 295 lb./ft. of torque, according to the automaker.
Buick is also introducing new radar- and camera-based safety features in the Oshawa, Ont.-built Regal, including lane change and blind zone alerts, lane departure warning and collision mitigation systems.
According to Buick, the new Regal is also available with an adaptive cruise control feature that senses traffic in front of the vehicle and adjusts speed accordingly, and can even stop the 1,700-kilogram sedan in heavy traffic before accelerating again.
Available in either eAssist, Turbo or GS models, the 2014 Regal is set to go on sale this fall.