The Chinese car news website CarNewsChina has stumbled upon photos it says are of the 2018 Buick Regal GS. Which, if history is any indication with this particular publication, they are probably of the real deal Regal GS.
The photos depict a Regal that’s sporting revised front and rear fascias, rocker panel extensions, graphite colored wheels and a red “GS” badge in the grille. The overall look is certainly more aggressive than the base 2018 Regal, but perhaps a touch classier than the current Regal GS with its vertical “hangs” in the front fascia.
Along with the photos, the publication is reporting that the Chinese version of the Regal GS will be saddled with a 255 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four; basically the same engine as today’s Regal GS. That said, the car will apparently gain GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 in North America. The report alleges that the North American car will have 340 horsepower from the V-6, but it’s important to note that no other application of GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6-liter achieves 340 horsepower, so we’re taking that one with a grain of salt.
Despite the difference in powertrains, one can expect the North American Regal GS to look pretty similar to the car in the photos here.
Buick has not officially confirmed that another Regal GS will happen, much less stated when we can expect to see it on the market. Our guess is that the brand will reveal it later this year with an on-sale date of early 2018.