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Buick will launch two new Regal models for the 2012 model year, one focused on efficiency, the other on performance. The Regal eAssist uses General Motors' new mild-hybrid technology to deliver up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway (25 mpg in the city), and the Regal GS ups the sedan's performance prowess.

In TRANSLOGIC 53 we continue digging around the New York Auto Show looking for the latest in cool transportation tech. We know what you're thinking, how does that include a Buick, right? Well, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist is packed full of unexpected technology. The eAssist system is similar to the mild-hybrid system used in the now defunct Saturn Aura Green Line and Chevy Malibu Hybrid, but with more power and greater fuel efficiency. Here's how it works:

The TriShield's Big Sedan Does The Electric Slide

The TriShield's Big Sedan Does The Electric Slide

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist technology – Click above for high-res image gallery