As we reported back in October, the Chinese-market Buick Regal GS is poised to receive a refresh, which is slated to arrive for the 2021 model year. The new Regal will offer fresh and sporty styling paired with a turbocharged engine, but unfortunately, all that refreshed goodness won’t be making it to the U.S.
“The new-generation Regal HS and Verano GS are the newest members of Buick’s fashionable and dynamic GS sub-brand,” states an official General Motors press release. “The Regal GS has a more expressive exterior featuring a unique three-dimensional wing-shaped grille, Matrix Pixel full-LED headlights and a distinctive aerodynamic body kit.”
Indeed, the new 2021 Buick Regal GS looks pretty good, with the styling lines on the front end pulling back towards the fenders thanks to the lower lines in the headlamp housings. The lower fascia is broader and more sculpted, with the corner indentations adding an extra degree of sportiness to the aesthetic.
Inside, the refreshed 2021 Buick Regal GS gets the Buick eConnect 2.5 technology suite, including the Baidu AI voice assistant and wireless Apple CarPlay support. The mechanical specs include the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LTG, while the GM nine-speed automatic is one hand for cog swaps. Extra driver engagement can be had thanks to steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
To note, the refreshed Chinese-spec Buick Regal will continue on in the sedan body style, as opposed to the liftback and high-riding TourX models we get here in the U.S.
Alas, the rather sweet-looking 2021 Buick Regal GS refresh won’t be headed here. As we covered previously, the Regal nameplate is headed for the dustbin on these shores as Buick moves towards a crossover-only lineup.
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