New 2022 Buick Regal GS Officially Launches In China46
General Motors has just officially launched the new 2022 Buick Regal GS in China, a year after the April 2020 debut of the redesigned nameplate in the Asian country. The automaker is introducing the second model year of the mid-size sedan’s mid-cycle refresh, which is now exclusive to the Chinese market, with the sporty GS variant first.
The newly launched 2022 Buick Regal GS maintains all the main attributes of the recently refreshed model, including the updated front end that adopts the latest evolution of Buick’s design language and the brand’s most modern powertrain. As a result, the 2022 Regal GS received only a few minor changes, like a more effective braking system and an improved infotainment system.
Styling-wise, the 2022 Buick Regal GS presents a striking appearance, allowing it to distinguish itself from the other trim levels thanks to a specific three-dimensional grille mesh, more aggressively designed bumpers with prominent silver trim, side skirts as well as blacked out wheels and mirror caps. In addition, the red GS badging and red-painted brake calipers further highlight its sporty character.
SAIC-GM said it performed some technical changes to improve the performance and driving dynamics of the 2022 Buick Regal GS, including a slight tweak to the turbocharger to improve throttle response, reducing the 0-to-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint to 7.1 seconds. In addition, the brake system now includes more efficient vented discs at the rear, along with red-painted calipers to match the front ones.
Mechanically, the 2022 Buick Regal GS also keeps the same powertrain configuration that was introduced last year. The turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine is the only choice, producing 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and is matched to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift technology.
The 2022 Buick Regal GS is now available throughout the Buick dealership network in China, which for the past few years has been the American brand’s main volume market. The sporty Regal variant is offered in two trim levels, both with a high level of standard features, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems and the latest infotainment system with wireless phone projection. Suggesting pricing is as follows:
- 2022 Regal GS Elite: 218,800 CNY (about $33,810 USD at the current exchange rate)
- 2022 Regal GS Prestige: 249,800 CNY ($38,600 USD)
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Really wish this was available in the US.
Why? Would you have bought one? It’s not much different than the Regal GS you can buy, that sold terribly.
If they had offered it with the XTS TT 3.6 people may have cared.
It was… and no one bought them!
@R, Mr. Mike wrote TT3.6. Only the Cadillac ATS v had that motor. The GS had the 2.0T 272hp 295tq also had a much faster 0-60 times.
You missed your chance you should have bought the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Buick Regal GS which is an awesome car as we have a 2018 and a 2019 that replaced 2 2009 Saab 9-3 vehicles. As for the engine it is actually a 3.6 with a 9 speed transmission both the engine and transmission were built in Canada and shipped to Germany and installed in the car. The fit and the finish on the Regal GS is very impressive and it was a very well equiped and a real bargin. If more people had of bought the car it would probably still be around, but since everyone seems to be only buying SUV’s these days.
Sie haben Recht! You’re right!
Since Buick has become a captive importer why not add Chinese Regal? Only problem is that in Avenir trim it will miss the German/Lexus mark and because of weak reviews sell poorly.
GM needs to push Buick up to Audi standards if they hope to move high trim packages in N America
Agree, with Cadillac moving toward luxury tech brand. Buick should go comfort luxury, you know what american brands use to be
Audi makes great cars and IMO lead in automotive tech. I’ve never owned an Audi so this is second hand regarding maintenance repair from a friend that leased one for 3 yrs. He regularly took it in to get “tweaked” in between service cycles. He didn’t renew and ended up going all the on the other side of the with Lexus…
7.1 0-62? That is not very good. My Acadia can so better than tha.
This is just not a car for our market. It failed here once and unless it has more power it would fail again.
I must say it is very good looking. It is a shame no one cares in this country for sedans like this.
Problems with this that I find
No fully digital gauge
No bigger motor for higher trim
Just a little more real wood, metal trim pieces
No high end luxury seats
Same with the wagon no big motor short falls interior. Imagine a wagon with 3.0 turbo or even 6.2 liter
You would never pay the 3.0 price and the 6.2 will not fit. The TTV6 in Europe as an Opel was nearly $70,000.
A 3.6 would fit or add more boost for at least 300 hp.
These cars were discounted down here before and did not sell then. Real Shame.
My 2013 regal GS is better then that 2022 model, they had it right with the 2013 model all they needed was to give it 400 + HP otherwise its a great car as is !!!
I love the new look of the Regal. Reminds me of the older flat nose style. Didn’t care for the 2012-2017 model. Bummed it’s no longer in the US but glad it still lives on.
I love the previous gen Regal – more so the 2014+ refreshed versions. But looks aside, it’s actually a substantially better car than its successor. Better ride, tauter handling, and most obvious its sleeker interior with much higher quality surfaces.
Then in 2017 when the next gen’s time came, GM’s budget axe came swinging back in Regal’s direction and de-contented it left and right. It reminds me of its Epsilon predecessor, the Saturn Aura: While its looks & design were strikingly attractive, GM’s skimping on those fine details really betrayed the car’s mission.
A very nice Buick Regal GS Sedan that is only available in China. It is not known whether a V6 would also be wanted for the customers. It would be possible, but whether customers want a V6 is unknown.
I also like the side indicators in the outside mirror.
The colors of the GS are particularly beautiful. It is a shame that this car is not available in the USA or Europe. Not everyone wants a liftback sedan.
I really miss not being able to purchase a Regal in Canada,love the car and styling!
The 2013 model with the 2.0Turbo can be tuned well over the 300hp mark with very little effort,its a nice sleeper
@chris budde, so true! My 2014 2.0T Malibu LTZ was HP tuned with homemade intake and different exhaust parts – still stock sounding went from 252 hp to 305 hp and 295 tq to 325 tq…. it screamed…. ended up selling the sleeper to my daughter. Those Euro exotics, pricless when I smoked them even before the tune and mods… Almost bought a GS but the wife could not get use to the headrests…dammit! Same for the Buick Verano with the 2.0T. Test drove it and wow… 252hp 2.0T in a smaller car, the chevy Cruze cousin. Headrest issue and I missed out. But the Malibu wasn’t a disappointment and turned out to be great car.
2014 regal stock = 259, tunable to 304. I know, I did it.
2022 regal gs = suck for the money…sadly buick is nothing more than an emblem on a Chinese car now.
How did you do it?
How much did it cost?
I have a 2018 Regal with only 13,000 miles I would like to get more out of that 2.0 turbo.
This needs to be here in NA sans the ugly wheels and wimpy LSY. How far Buick has fallen
Those who say the power is not enough – it sure isn’t it there’s nothing they can do. Chinese market has one of the most strict emission and engine displacement limits. Daily cars early go over 2.0T, similar to EU and UK.
1. We need this in the US
2. Needs bigger wheels
We just love our 2019! GM has just forced Trucks and SUV’s down our throats!
Sadly that’s what sells. It’s the early/mid 2000s all over again. Except we can’t count on fuel prices to drive people back to cars this time, since everyone is perfectly content paying 3+ dollars a gallon ever since the Bush 2 years.
We, Will, be keeping our 2019 for a long time till GM comes out with a sporty Electric one how about a Corvette like Ford did with the Mustang E because that’s what I would be purchasing now after being a GM customer for 50 years!
GM does not need to bring this here, no market for it that hasn’t already been filled by Japan and Korea competition. If you want one go for the Caddy CT4 and if you want more power go for the CT4-V.
GM just needed better sedans. Half baked approaches don’t work with the current competition.
This would be more of a ct5 competitor.
Well, maybe…I’m looking at the CT5-V but price-wise it is just stupid crazy for what you get. I was seriously getting ready to pull the tripper on a Buick GS but then they discontinued it here. I agree with the comment about the GS needing a bit more power, though. The TT V6 from the V would have been a great upgrade for the GS.
Regal gs needs to be in America!
Bring the Regal back to Canada, were being forced to buy SUVs and trucks,not something I want!
Nice German car!
That’s a nice looking car. Although I think the interior leaves a bit more to be desired. A running theme with GM lately. Repeating the same mistakes of the past.
All the U.S. market gets is the f$$kin ugly CUV/SUV and pickups. Caddy has the CT4 which is a 2 person and 2 small kid car that isn’t worth the money. The CT5 is a mid-size that doesn’t ride well and is not comfortable on any long distance trip. My dealer is 60 miles from where I live and even that was too long in the CT4/5. I have had both as loaners when I have taken my 2020 CT6 Premium Luxury in for routine service and am not impressed. The Malibu isn’t worth the effort.
Bring back our full-sized luxury sedans and not a $200K+ “hand-built” sedan that may launch as an ICE, but more than likely an EV.
Maybe the Chinese are just smarter than us. They get cool cars because they buy them. We get diddly squat because all these sky-is-falling Climate Change shrieking obviously confused Americans buy is giant SUVs and pickups. See how long that lasts as gas prices streak towards $5.00 per gallon and Bidinflation digs in.
well you’ve managed to contradict yourself and flout ignorance in one sentence. Nice
Do explain. Perhaps you can enlighten us how such a supposedly climate change and “conservation” obsessed country is the same country that purchases per capita by far the largest, least efficient vehicles of any other on the planet with the possible exception of the UAE? Not a whiff of hypocrisy there?
Also, how exactly does one flout ignorance? If it can be done, you’re already leading the charge, Hil.
GM won’t bring back cars as the profit margin is very small. Then again the SUV’s are huge, huge, huge, profit maker.