First introduced for the 2018 model year, the current-generation Buick Regal GS is, without a doubt, one fine premium sport sedan. Set apart from other, lesser Regal models by the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine (making 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque) and an intelligent AWD system with active dual-clutch, Continuous Damping Control (CDC) and a five-link rear suspension, the Regal GS is the athlete of the family that aims to deliver spirited driving performance without breaking the bank.
But as good as the Regal GS is, it’s a rarity on the road thanks to rather minuscule sales volume. So we caught up with the 2020 Buick Regal GS in Ebony Twilight Metallic (black), and are bringing you this live photo gallery from the floor of the recent Miami International Auto Show.
The 2020 Buick Regal GS exterior utilizes the latest Buick design language, with understated yet aggressive cues. For instance, the front end features a unique fascia, consisting of a GS-specific grille with red GS badging, plus enlarged intakes at the edges of the fascia. This particular example is also equipped with the full-LED headlamps.
The side profile reveals the coupe-like shape, while the shorter decklid vaguely hints at the Sportback body style (more on that later). Unique to the GS model are side skirts and 19-inch wheels with dark accents hiding red calipers.
The rear end of the 2020 Buick Regal GS features an aggressive rear fascia, with a decklid spoiler, GS badging, and through-fascia dual exhaust.
Also take note that this particular unit does not have “Buick” spelled out at the rear. Before, it was spelled out beneath the driver-side taillight. GM removed the brand plate from all Buick models starting with the 2019 model year.
The Regal seen here is the “Sportback” body style, which looks like a sedan, but has a liftback-style trunk that lifts both the trunk and rear glass. This configuration increases the load capacity of the trunk. In the U.S., the Regal is offered in the aforementioned Regal Sportback as well as the TourX body style, which is a ruggedized wagon with palatial amounts of cargo room. In China, the Regal is available exclusively as a traditional four-door sedan.
Like all current-generation Regal models, the 2020 Buick Regal GS continues to be produced under contract in Germany by Opel, an ex-GM division that the automaker sold to PSA Groupe in 2017. Because of the rather complicated and unclear nature of the relationship, along with the dwindling demand for sedans, the future of the Regal family in the U.S. is unclear as of this writing. Nevertheless, the 2020 Regal GS is currently on sale across the U.S. and Canada – so grab one if you can.