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2018 Buick Regal GS Leaks Again

2018 Buick Regal GS Leaks Again

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.





 

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  1. CobaltSSKing
    Spy shots are showing a bigger wheel/tire combo so I'm guessing what we see is a China exclusive. Like most articles have pointed out though is that the look will be very similar body work wise. I'm very interested to see how the AWD system will be tuned and how well will it play with the V6.
    0fxxk0
    With the tacked on ground effects and tiny black wheels makes this brand new car look woefully dated to me.

    Once again I find myself very very underwhelmed by Opel and its offerings.
    Tone
    BurnOut
    That's a really sharp-looking car... pity that it's WWD (wrong wheel drive); coulda been a great application for the Alpha chassis.


    Except, if it was on Alpha, it would probably be packaged poorly and have lousy rear seat space. This will have the same AWD as the Focus RS and European reviews indicate it has loads of rear seat room (and, it's a hatch!) so it's a usable car that will (hopefully!) drive well.

    That said, I'm a little worried they are going with the 3.6 (heavier motor on the front end won't do handling any favours, and it'll give up punchy mid-range torque compared to a turbo motor in exchange for a better exhaust note) and the fact that it's very, very unlikely this will have a stick. Both point to something that is more of a Fusion Sport competitor than say a Buick alternative to the Audi S4.
    BurnOut
    That's a really sharp-looking car... pity that it's WWD (wrong wheel drive); coulda been a great application for the Alpha chassis.
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