Buick Shows Facelifted 2014 Regal, GS Drops from 270HP to 259HP


The unveiling of the 2014 LaCrosse on Monday was followed today by the release of the first pictures and details of Buick's second world premiere for the New York International Auto Show, the 2014 Regal in both regular and GS trims.

Perhaps the most interesting and at the same time, somewhat disappointing news for the Opel / Vauxhal Insignia's American counterpart, is the replacement of the outgoing Regal GS' 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that produces 270hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400Nm), with a new 2.0-liter force fed four-cylinder rated at 259hp and 295 lb-ft (400Nm).

On the bright side, the same 259hp engine is shared with the Regal Turbo, which in the 2013 model delivered 220hp. The 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology that makes 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque continues for the 2014 model.

As before, six-speed automatic transmissions are matched with all engines, while the GS is offered with a six-speed manual as well. Electric power steering is now featured on all models. A new Haldex all-wheel-drive system that incorporates electronic limited-slip differential to help optimize traction in all driving conditions is optionally available on the Turbo and GS models with automatic transmission.

Buick's designers made some mild styling tweaks to the exterior of the sedan, including a revised grille, new headlights with LED daytime running lamps, restyled front and rear bumpers, and a new set of LED tail lamps together with a full-width chrome strip at the back.

Key interior changes concern the refreshed instrument panel and the redesigned center console with fewer buttons and a customizable 8-inch screen for the latest version of Buick's infotainment system.

For 2014, the Regal also introduces new radar- and camera-based safety features – including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Collision Mitigation Braking. 


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Rafael Calha said... »March 26, 2013

So that is what the insignia will look like...

Anonymous said... »March 26, 2013

I don't know why they would drop the power I think 270 HP was good

Egiuxz said... »March 26, 2013

And now it looks like an Insignia. "Great" facelift, well done, well done...

NoFear said... »March 26, 2013

What do you wait ???

This car is engineered in Germany and current Regal is basically rebadged Insignia.

BTW: First series of Buick Regal was produced in Opel german plant in Ruesselsheim .

iwoer said... »March 26, 2013

Well done Opel!

newyorky said... »March 26, 2013

Too bad that the facelifted Insignia was first introduced as a Buick. Opel is selling more Insignias in Europe than Buick in the US and China! The rear design is very similar to the Cascada btw.

SoCloseYetSoFar said... »March 26, 2013

The Sport Button is so far away from the driver, almost as if the designers of Buick doesn't want you to push it

NoFear said... »March 26, 2013

I think, the problem is not in similarity with Insignia or Cascada.
The problem is in engine range (missing V6) and body versions (missing wagon and liftback) for US and China markets.

BTW. Also Cascada maybe come to US like Buick.

john1168 said... »March 26, 2013

YES, YES, YYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Buick! It's about freakin time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWD! And the GOOD AWD system!!! I almost couldn't believe it when I read this article. I thought the vodka tonics were hitting me harder than usual :) I was really p!$$ed when they didn't have the awd setup with the GS but it seems Buick has listened to us. I was going to reluctantly buy a Ford Fusion AWD but this Buick Regal GS AWD is now number ONE on my list. This GS AWD will be my next car! Oh, and I'll be getting that Stage 2 kit with it too! :) Thanks for listening to us Buick!

Trey Reid said... »March 26, 2013

I like everything about this car except the new back and taillights. Other than that this car is awesome.

Anonymous said... »March 26, 2013

Not a bad refresh but they should have added LED light bars in The "fangs" of the GS. The car would look better without that stupid Chrome strip on the trunk. Running through the taillights makes it look even worse. The GS should have gained more horsepower rather than loose it. I really was hoping for a more agressively styled and powered GS. A Honda Accord V6 is still faster, stylish and more efficient. And I never would have considered a Honda before. Ever

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