General Motors eAssist Hybrids Recalled for Faulty Circuit Board

General Motors eAssist Hybrids Recalled for Faulty Circuit Board
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General Motors is recalling 38,197 eAssist-equipped vehicles for a faulty circuit board that could lead to a fire in the trunk in the worst case scenario. Continue Reading...

Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off

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Feature: GM’s eAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn’t Pay Off
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Currently available on three models, GM’s eAssist technology is a product and packaging gamble the automaker has made that does not appear to be paying off. While the first two Buick models to receive the mild-hybrid system received modest praise, the new Chevy Malibu Eco has drawn so much criticism it was recently named “the… Continue Reading...

Buick Regal eAssist Starts At $29,530, Regal GS Starts At $35,310

Buick Regal eAssist Starts At $29,530, Regal GS Starts At $35,310
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Buick has announced pricing for their newest additions to the Regal lineup, with their Regal eAssist mild hybrid vehicle starting at $29,530, while the high performance Regal GS starts at $35,310. The Regal eAssist uses a stripped down regenerative braking system to deliver hybrid-like fuel efficiency gains without the weight or added complexity of a… Continue Reading...

Buick Regal eAssist Will be First Made-In-Canada Hybrid

Buick Regal eAssist Will be First Made-In-Canada Hybrid
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Helping change the image of Buick, the new Regal is a different sort of car from what we’re used to from the old-man brand and that’s because it’s actually based on the very German Opel Insignia. Already available as a 4-cylinder and a Turbo model, current Regal models are made in Germany alongside their Opel… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Buick Regal eAssist Adds Mild-Hybrid Option to Regal Lineup With 26/37-MPG

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Chicago 2011: Buick Regal eAssist Adds Mild-Hybrid Option to Regal Lineup With 26/37-MPG
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The fastest growing brand in America last year, Buick is looking to expand its offerings with a new eAssist mild-hybrid version of its new Regal model. Introduced just prior to the Chicago Auto Show the car will sit at the opposite end of the spectrum from the 255-hp Regal GS when it comes to fuel… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Buick Regal eAssist Debuts

Chicago 2011: Buick Regal eAssist Debuts
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While GM’s announcement of a new car based on the Camaro platform being shown at the Chicago Auto Show stole the spotlight in the automotive press, the Buick Regal eAssist represents a product far more relevant to the average consumer, even if it’s less glamorous. With an eAssist hybrid system from the Buick Lacrosse, the… Continue Reading...

Buick Regal eAssist Hybrid To Debut At Chicago Auto Show

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Buick Regal eAssist Hybrid To Debut At Chicago Auto Show
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General Motors will reportedly unveil a Buick Regal Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show that uses similar eAssist technology seen on the its Lacrosse stablemate. With the Lacrosse capable of returning 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, a 25 percent boost in fuel economy. eAssist also provides an extra 15… Continue Reading...