2011 Buick Regal Pricing Announced, Starts from $26,995, Less Costly Version to Follow in 2011

General Motors has just released pricing for the new 2011 Buick Regal sedan, or if you prefer, the North American market version of the Opel Insignia. Initially, the Regal will be offered in a premium CXL trim with two engine options, a 182HP 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder with direct-injection and a 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged and direct injected four-pot rated at an estimated 220HP.

Prices have been set at $26,995 (that's about €19,100 for our Euro friends) for the CXL 2.4L and $29,495 (€20,870) for the CXL 2.0L Turbo and include a $750 destination charge in both cases.

This means that the current-entry level Regal CXL 2.4L carries the same price tag as the larger 2010 LaCrosse CX 2.4L but is $3,400 cheaper than the equivalent CXL model.

Buick said that it will extend the Regal's range with the addition of a less expensive CX model in the 2012 model year.

Standard equipment on both the 2011 Regal CXL 2.4L and 2.0L Turbo models include a 6-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control (DSC); four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, brake assist and electronic parking brake; StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control; dual-stage frontal and side-curtain air bags, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Other standard features include a 12-way power, leather and heated driver seat; leather and heated passenger front seat; Bluetooth for phone capability; i-Pod auxiliary jack and USB port; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar.

Sales of the 2.4-liter Regal will start this Spring with the Turbo model following later in the summer.

Initially, the 2011 Regal will be made alongside the Insignia at Opel's factory in Russelheim, Germany/ North American production will begin at GM's Oshawa Car Assembly plant in the first quarter of 2011.