Buick and Crotty Chevrolet Buick Celebrate Four Decades of Regal

The addition of the Regal nameplate to the Buick family goes back more than 40 years, but even today, the Regal’s heritage as a sporty, mid-size luxury vehicle is strong as ever in Northwestern Pennsylvania.


Introduced in 1973, the Century Regal, as it was originally called, served as an upmarket model in the Century line and one of GM’s first “personal luxury” cars. Designed with sporty suspension characteristics and luxuries aimed primarily at the driver, the ‘73 Regal coupe sold   91,557 units helping Buick surpass its 1955 all-time sales record.

Launched with a standard 350 cu. in. V-8 engine, the Regal would soon carve a niche as a powertrain innovator. Among one of the first to react to the initial Arab oil embargo, the 1975 Buick Regal was the only mid-size vehicle in the United States to forego a standard V-8 engine in favor of a V-6.

“For the past 40 years, the Regal has been a huge part of the American culture,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Corry, Erie and Warren-area drivers are going to love the 2014 model, which delivers Buick’s signature quiet and well-crafted luxury in a new and unexpected package.”

Just a few years later, beginning with the 1978 Regal, Buick would lead a vanguard on turbocharging for better fuel economy. This expertise would later be used in creating Regals that would be recognized as some of the most powerful and significant cars of the 1980s.

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2014 Buick Regal Infused with New Technology

  • Exterior design with signature wing-shape LED lighting; revised interior designed around next-gen IntelliLink infotainment and new advanced safety features
  • More efficient and more refined  2.0L turbo engine delivers 18 percent  more power in Regal Turbo
  • New all-wheel-drive system incorporates electronic limited-slip differential to help optimize traction in all driving conditions


Buick revealed the new 2014 Regal today, designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New purposeful technologies enhance safety and the driving experience with a more refined turbo engine – along with the introduction of all-wheel drive.

The new 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 – for surround protection. In-vehicle connectivity is enhanced with next-generation IntelliLink, featuring simpler, more intuitive controls and natural speech recognition.

Adaptive Cruise Control is also offered. It senses traffic in front of the Regal to adjust vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again.

“The new 2014 Regal is more expressive, more connected and more technologically advanced,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “Nearly half of new Regal buyers are conquests who are new to Buick and they represent the youngest median age among the brand’s lineup.

“The new Regal gives those discerning buyers more of the technologically advanced features they want in a modern luxury sedan, all with the style and refinement they expect from Buick.” Said John Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.

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2013 Buick Regal Gives Customers the Power of Choice

2013 Buick Regal

The 2013 Buick Regal luxury sport sedan coming to Crotty Chevrolet Buick this fall will offer a standard advanced eAssist powertrain and 36 highway mpg. In addition two powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines give Regal one of the most technologically advanced engine ranges in the brand’s history.

The Buick Regal sedan delivers a premium, sporty driving experience while still achieving an estimated 36 mpg on the highway (with eAssist light electrification technology). It’s also a turbocharged performance touring sedan with power that is responsive yet responsible.

Three propulsion choices balance efficiency and performance in the 2013 Regal lineup: 

  • Regal with eAssist light electrification technology, which delivers EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The Ecotec 2.4L engine with eAssist is the entry powertrain on Regal 1SL, 1SN and 1SP trim levels.
  • Regal with Ecotec 2.0L Turbo, which takes on competitors such as the Acura TSX, Volvo S60 and Volkswagen CC. The Regal Turbo makes 220 horsepower (164 kW). It is available at no additional charge on 1SN and 1SP trim levels and is standard on 1SR.
  • Regal GS, a responsive, high-output turbo performance touring sedan with 270 horsepower (201 kW), 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of torque and standard Interactive Drive Control System. (Please see separate Regal GS release for more details.)

“The eAssist system has three main advantages,” said Robert Crotty, VP for Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “Its stop/start functionality, which turns the engine off when the vehicle is at rest; regenerative braking that gathers and stores energy that would otherwise be lost during braking, and an electric motor assist that reduces the gas engine’s work during acceleration or on inclines.”

It takes advantage of the best parts of a hybrid, and eAssist is now standard equipment for Regal. These new functions happen seamlessly, a requirement for Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown area Buick drivers who demand a refined driving experience. They’ll really only notice a difference at the pump.

Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown area drivers interested in more acceleration can choose from a no-cost option of a 220-horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec engine or the 270-hp Regal GS, both with variable valve timing and direct injection. In addition to one of the most power-dense engines ever certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers, the GS offers high-performance Brembo brakes, HiPer strut suspension technology and unique design cues inside and out.

Regal is available in five trim levels, including GS. They are: Regal (1SL), Premium I (1SN), Premium II (1SP), Premium III (1SR) and GS (1SX).

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2012 Buick Regal GS Performance Sedan

Captivating in looks and exhilarating to drive the pulse-quickening Regal GS will move from 0-60 mph in an estimated 6.7 seconds, thanks to a high-output 270-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 295 lb-ft of torque. To transfer power to the pavement, drivers can choose between a crisp-shifting 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic.

2012 Buick Regal GS

Outside, the athletically styled sport sedan distinguishes itself from its Regal siblings through racing-inspired styling cues, including chrome-trimmed front vertical air intakes, Brembo brake calipers and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The racing-inspired theme continues inside with a jet black, driver-centric cockpit that counts leather appointed sport bucket seats, a flat bottomed leather wrapped sport steering wheel and eye catching metallic sport pedals among its features.

2012 Regal GS Sedan Interior in Jet Black

As with the Regal Turbo, the Color Touch Radio with Buick Intellilink is now standard.

Regal GS highlights include:

• Interactive Drive Control with exclusive GS mode

• Bi-Xenon HID projector bean headlamps

• Available 20-inch polished alloy wheels

The Regal GS is now available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.

Performance Tech Helps Make Buick Regal GS User Friendly

Unique suspension and other features improve efficiency and comfort for Corry, PA drivers

2012 Buick Regal GS

2012 Buick Regal GS

Unique suspension and other features improve efficiency and comfort for Corry, PA drivers 

Corry, PA March 20, 2012 – Some of the same technologies that make the 2012 Regal GS sport sedan, available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA, the brand’s top performance car contribute to the stability and comfort that defines Buick.

Buick’s HiPer Strut system is an example of the best-of-both-worlds approach. Short for High Performance Strut, this piece of hardware creates a better separation between the front suspension’s steering and shock-absorbing functions through added components that enable the steering knuckle to rotate independently from the strut tower. Ideal suspension geometry is maintained, reducing torque steer and improving camber control.

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