Is Buick Relaunching The Riviera?

On May 3rd, GM filed to trademark the name Riviera for use on automobiles, reports GM Inside News. In light of OnStar's recent reveal of the mysterious SS Performance, what the hell is this Riviera going to be? » 5/09/12 3:00pm 5/09/12 3:00pm

The Next GNX Buick Could Build

A Buick GNX is coming, but it's not coming from Buick. Performance company SLP plans to build their own GNX, pictured above, with output above 300 horsepower and a more aggressive look. Unless they make one key improvement I don't think this is the GNX Buick should build. » 2/29/12 1:30pm 2/29/12 1:30pm

Is Detroit America's Berlin?

On its face, the city of Detroit looks like it's on its ass: Crime, a municipal crisis and urban architectural marvels gone fallow. And yet, beneath it all, the city's harboring a creative energy that — like Berlin — could be the engine of its renaissance. » 2/01/12 4:00pm 2/01/12 4:00pm

See what the 1981 Buick Regal and figure skaters have in common

The 1981 Buick Regal and figure skaters (specifically Icecapades star Charlie Tigner) had a lot in common, at least that was the premise of this strange vintage advertisement. » 11/05/11 9:00am 11/05/11 9:00am

Reclaim your car buying independence with the 1984 Buick Regal

The spokeswoman featured in this commercial had men buying cars for her entire life. From the really cool Nash Metropolitan her Dad purchased for her to the significantly less cool Malaise era GM clamshell station wagon provided by her husband, the car making decisions had been made for her by someone else. » 9/25/11 9:00am 9/25/11 9:00am

Buick Regal GS Turbo puts out 270 hp, 135 hp-per-liter

The Buick Regal GS gets 270-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque out of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for a wheel-twisting 135 hp-per-liter, giving it the highest "SAE certified" hp-to-liter ratio. Unfortunately, all that power still gets pushed through the front wheels. » 6/15/11 1:40pm 6/15/11 1:40pm

For some reason, Buick wants you to know the Regal Turbo is flex-fuel…

For some strange reason, Buick wants to spend nine paragraphs letting you know the Regal Turbo is flex-fuel capable. There ya go. [GM] » 2/21/11 10:45am 2/21/11 10:45am

Blue-Haired Retirees Rejoice! IIHS Awards 2011 Buick Regal Top Safety…

The 2011 Buick Regal gets an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The blue-haired, blinkers-always-on retiree crowd can now rejoice! [IIHS] » 8/30/10 2:15pm 8/30/10 2:15pm

Cutting Loose In A Trim, Poised 1980 Buick!

It appears that GM's marketers recruited the actors from this ad from Synanon, if we go by the vacuous, zombified smiles and apparent belief that the '80 Regal was a sporty car. » 7/10/10 11:00am 7/10/10 11:00am

The Buick Regal GS Is Go !

GM's confirmed the Buick Regal GS is headed for production. What's this mean? In all likelihood a 255HP, high-pressure turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder, manual six-speed, Haldex AWD system and bodywork from the show car. Careful Buick, you're courting our love. [DetNews] » 5/20/10 10:00am 5/20/10 10:00am

13-Second Regal for $2,000

The five-second rule says that's how long before something dropped starts picking up the nasties. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick does the quarter in 13 seconds, but even though it's kinda' nasty you can still pick it up. » 5/11/10 8:00am 5/11/10 8:00am

Driving The Nürburgring... In A Buick

Germany's Nürburgring Nordschliefe is 12.9 miles of thick, close forest; 73 corners; and 1000 feet of elevation change. Jackie Stewart called it the Green Hell. It's the world's most dangerous race track, and we drove it in a Buick Regal. » 5/04/10 3:00pm 5/04/10 3:00pm

Buick Got Back? Insignia Wagons Mysteriously Appear In North America

First GM brings the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia stateside as the Buick Regal, then virtually guarantees the Regal GS, then Bob Lutz hints at a wagon and now here are Insignia Wagons hanging out with Regals around Detroit. What should we think? » 2/16/10 6:50pm 2/16/10 6:50pm

Based on these kinds of facts, we wagon-heads have two conclusions to come…

Buick Regal GS Show Car: AWD, 255HP And Still A Four-Banger

Say hello to the Buick Regal GS Show Car, or "Show Car," as it's a look at the 255HP, high-pressure turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive, six-speed manual Buick Regal GS absolutely everyone is expecting GM to build. » 1/07/10 12:01am 1/07/10 12:01am

Opel Insignia OPC: First Drive

The Opel Insignia OPC is based on the same platform as the new-for-the-US Buick Regal, but adds the torque-vectoring Haldex AWD system from the Saab 9-3 Turbo X and a 325 HP turbocharged V6. Can anyone say "GNX?" » 11/23/09 12:00pm 11/23/09 12:00pm

2011 Buick Regal: First Drive

The Buick Regal's back and with stellar styling and the promise of a manual transmission, it's trying to prove GM's serious about making the blue-haired brand appealing to whipper-snappers. We drove it yesterday and frankly, it's pretty good. » 11/20/09 12:00pm 11/20/09 12:00pm

Buick Regal First Drive Gallery

NOTE: This manual transmission pictured above was in a Regal-spec'd Opel Insignia engineering development vehicle, so while the red lighting is incorrect to the Regal, the manual transmission and drive impressions are accurate.
» 11/19/09 6:32pm 11/19/09 6:32pm

Lutz Hints At 335 HP Buick Regal GS, Wagon

Our good ol' pal "Maximum" Bob Lutz told Car & Driver they're considering an Opel Insignia OPC-like 335 HP version of the Buick Regal that may be called the Regal GS. Oh, and possibly a sporty Buick Regal wagon! » 11/16/09 12:00pm 11/16/09 12:00pm

Buick Regal Is Back, Gets Turbocharged

The Buick Regal is officially back, a re-badged Opel Insignia sporting two Ecotec four-cylinder engines including a 220HP turbo version with 29 MPG fuel economy. GM's out for mid-size entry-luxe blood with design and equipment set to turn some heads. » 11/11/09 6:05pm 11/11/09 6:05pm