Car News China has published what look to be official images of the Chinese-spec, 2018 Buick Regal GS. We say Chinese-spec because there’s a traditional trunk at the rear, not a liftback design like North America’s Regal Sportback.
Shown in a bright white hue, the Regal GS looks properly sporty with more aggressive ground effects, sculpted front and rear fascias and five-spoke wheels with red brake calipers. The exhaust also seems to be trimmed in pseudo-alloy exhaust pipes.
As for power, China will supposedly keep the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 255 horsepower. As for the aforementioned V6 engine for North America, the report pegs the power figure to sit at 340 hp. All-wheel drive isn’t mentioned, but it should be a given at least for the U.S. and Canada.
Interestingly, the report states the Regal GS will bow alongside the more pedestrian Regal at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. We knew the 2018 Regal sedan would show face, but the GS would be quite a surprise indeed.