Following the introduction of the 2022 Buick Regal GS variant last July, General Motors has just officially launched the updated 2022 Buick Regal and Regal GS in China. The automaker has streamlined Buick‘s midsize sedan lineup with new equipment and technology, while simplifying the number of options by offering only the most popular versions of the Regal in the Chinese market.
The SAIC-GM joint venture launched a slimmed-down lineup of the 2022 Buick Regal in China, with two trim levels of the regular Regal along with a single configuration of the range-topping GS sport trim. This represents a notable reduction compared to the six versions of the Buick Regal that were previously available in the Asian country, the only market in the world where the vehicle is sold.
For now, the updated 2022 Buick Regal range consists of two configurations of the volume Luxury trim level, and the sporty Regal GS. They all receive additional standard equipment to enhance comfort, convenience and technology to customers. According to local sources, SAIC-GM plans to add additional variants of the 2022 Regal with a mild hybrid powertrain later this year.
Specifically, the changes introduced to the 2022 Buick Regal include a power trunk open and close feature, the latest evolution of Buick’s infotainment system with a new generation of OnStar’s full-time online assistant, wireless charging in the center console and HD Rear Camera Mirror.
Mechanically, the Chinese-market 2022 Buick Regal maintains the turbocharged 1.5L LFV I-4 engine with 166 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the Luxury trim. Meanwhile, the uplevel Luxury and GS are equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 with 233 horsepower and 258-pound-feet of torque. Both units are mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The 2022 Buick Regal and Regal GS are now available for sale at Buick’s extensive dealer network in China, the brand’s largest volume market. The midsize sedan stands out from its competition for its good combination of comfort and dynamic handling, which is elevated in the Regal GS that includes a more capable chassis and FlexRide adaptive driving system. Here are the prices for the 2022 Regal in China:
- Regal Luxury 1.5T: 196,800 CNY (about $31,100 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Regal Luxury 2.0T: 210,800 CNY ($33,300 USD)
- Regal GS: 249,800 CNY ($39,500 USD)