The latest new Buick model, 2013's Regal, is just one in a long line of Regal vehicles to come from General Motor's brand, dating back to the 1970s. The current Buick Regal sedan at Walser Buick GMC - Bloomington pays homage to previous editions by representing the modern GM engineering.
Back in the day, Regal was a hit - "Buick sold more than 250,000 Regals in 1979," according to The Wall Street Journal. It was a very different kind of car. The original run of Regal coupes (yes, not sedan) contained a huge 8-cylinder engine, that barely got 8 miles to the gallon. Of course, people spent less time commuting, and gasoline was under a dollar a gallon. Regal also had a boxy design, but we're not saying that to be negative. Those were how cars were built in the 1970s and 80s. In fact, it was the height of automotive design to have right angles.1
A current Buick Regal GS is quite different. It also represents modern GM design, but is much more aerodynamic, with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, producing 270-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and reaching 60 mph in just over 6 seconds.
The powerful and sleek Regal GS starts at $35,310, and includes Brembo brakes, adjustable shocks, an intense audio system, and 20-inch wheels. All GS models come standard with Interactive Drive Control System. This allows drivers to adjust suspension and steering sensitivity.
Buick models evolve to respond to what customers want. Yet, used Buick cars never seem to be out of style. In the end, Regal provides what modern commuters are looking for.