Thanks to its European-style suspension and potent 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, it’s no surprise that the Buick Regal CXL Turbo is a nimble on-road performer. But what people may not realize is that this athletic new Buick offers a high-tech Interactive Drive Control (IDC) system that takes the car’s driving prowess to a whole new level. IDC incorporates exclusive chassis technology that not only helps owners fine-tune the Regal Turbo’s driving dynamics to meet their own personal demands, but also works automatically to make the experience even more rewarding.
With just the push of a button, the Regal Turbo driver can adjust the car’s suspension, shift pattern and steering sensitivity to fit one of three different modes: The “touring” setup delivers a comfortable, relaxed ride engineered for long-distance cruising, the “sport” mode increases road-holding ability for more aggressive driving, and the standard setup provides an optimum mix of performance for daily driving. Significantly, drivers can further personalize the sport setting by activating/deactivating the IDC system’s steering, suspension and powertrain programs individually.
As an added feature, IDC “intuitively adapts the vehicle’s performance settings to individual driving styles,” according to Buick. Buick Westfield said that means when a driver is wringing the Regal Turbo out on a country road, for example, the system will sense this and automatically tighten the suspension and increase steering effort. This has another benefit, too, since the automatic functionality of the IDC also kicks in during driving maneuvers that signal potential safety risks. So, if a driver is taking a leisurely road trip in touring mode and has to make a sudden move to avoid an obstacle, IDC automatically adjusts the Regal Turbo’s chassis settings to provide greater body control.
“By enabling drivers to tune their vehicle to their driving situation and even their mood, we’re better able to exceed their expectations and provide a more satisfying driving experience,” said Robert Casparian, Regal product manager.
“The driver can really feel the difference,” added Bill Rietow, GM lead development engineer.
And you can feel it for yourself by visiting Buick Coral Gables or your local Buick dealer and driving a Regal CXL Turbo today.