While North American audiences have already been treated to their 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX, it’s China’s turn. The 2018 Buick Regal has made its official debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
The most important takeaway from the Chinese 2018 Regal is the fact there is no liftback to be found. That’s right, China retains a traditional four-door sedan layout with a sealed trunk. However, it doesn’t do much to disturb the decidedly handsome proportions. And when can we get this screaming red hue for North America, Buick?
Chinese buyers will be treated to either a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, both paired to General Motors’ latest 9-speed automatic transmission. The brand says buyers should expect a more refined, quiet driving experience from the mighty popular Regal line with these powertrains. There will also be a hybrid variant in the future, Buick confirmed. No word on if North America will see the same treatment.
There will also be a hybrid variant in the future, Buick confirmed. No word on if North America will see the same treatment.
The Regal first went on sale in China in 2002 and it has become a staple sedan for Buick’s lineup. Last year, deliveries totaled 71,000 vehicles as Chinese buyers put plenty of Regals in their driveways.