The 2018 Buick Regal GS has leaked again, this time with what appears to be official images posted on a Russian website. These shots pair with ones leaked out of China to only reaffirm what the new performance version of the Regal looks like.
Like the last shots, these are allegedly of the Chinese version of the car. If history is any indicator, the U.S. version of the Regal GS will likely have an uncanny similarity to the Chinese version, which means similar GS styling cues from the previous car applied to the new Regal’s design.
Where the Chinese and U.S. versions of the car will differ is with regards to what is under the hood. Chinese buyers will have to make due with a 255 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo; the same engine as the outgoing Regal GS. U.S. buyers will gain two additional cylinders by way of GM’s well-known 3.6-liter V-6 engine, something purists have longed for since the original Regal GS launched back in 2011. Word is that the 3.6-liter will have around 340 horsepower, which is not out of line with other applications of the engine. That power will likely funnel through GM’s nine-speed automatic unit, one shared with the 2018 LaCrosse.
It isn’t quite clear yet when Buick will formally announce the car, much less when it will go on sale. It’s likely a safe bet the new GS will slide into Buick dealers stateside sometime early next year.