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2012 Buick Regal Brings Changes to Columbia SC
The addition of the GS and gas-saving eAssist models mean the 2012 Buick Regal will be more popular than ever for drivers in Columbia SC.
By: Jim Hudson Buick
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.
Across the rest of the 2012 Buick Regal lineup, the packaging and trim options have been greatly simplified. From 13 packages in 2011, Buick now offers just five including the GS:
The 2012 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.
In addition, the base, Premium 1, and Premium 2 models are available with Buick's eAssist system of fuel-saving technologies. With an onboard electric motor that allows the engine to cut on and off effortlessly combined with special wheels and tires as well as aerodynamic upgrades, eAssist allows fuel economy improvements of up to 25 percent compared to the standard 2.4L Ecotec engine.
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 at http://www.jimhudsonsuperstore.com/
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Jim Hudson Buick is the #1 Buick dealer in South Carolina, serving Columbia, Sumter, Orangeburg, Newberry, and Lugoff with a focus on complete customer satisfaction. Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership in Columbia SC ten years in a row by readers of The State, and carries a full lineup of new and used Buick luxury cars. Jim Hudson Buick is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia SC, or online at http://www.jimhudsonsuperstore.com/