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By James M. Amend
WardsAuto.com, Feb 1, 2011 9:07 AM

General Motors Co. will reveal at next week’s Chicago Auto Show a Buick Regal with the auto maker’s e-Assist hybrid system, marking a second application for the technology after the ’12 Buick LaCrosse due in dealer showrooms this summer.

Expect the Regal hybrid to follow its stable-mate into production by the end of August, sources say. Ward’s first reported the new mild hybrid system heading to the Regal more than one year ago.

In the LaCrosse, e-Assist pushes the premium sedan’s fuel economy up 25% from 19-30 mpg (12.4-7.8 L/100 km) city/highway to 25-37 mpg (9.4-6.4 L/100 km). The Regal will see a similar boost, sources say, given standard models of both cars with a 2.4L 4-cyl. engine and 6-speed transmission achieve the exact same fuel economy.
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Another non-hybrid/mild hybrid marketed as a real hybrid? . . . you would think they learned their lesson after the Malibu Hybrid debacle.
 

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GM isn't fooling anybody with their "mild hybrids." They are nothing more than smoke and mirrors. How can a company that produced the Volt have such a horrible track record when it comes to car hybrids?
 

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Except, it's not being marketed as a "hybrid" or "mild-hybrid", it's being marketed as "E-Assist". 6 mpg (32%) increase in the city and 7 mpg (23%) on the highway, while maintaining excellent driving dynamics is "smoke and mirrors". Right...
 
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