Chinese-spec Buick Regal GS images leak

Leaked images of Chinese Buick Regal GS

Leaked images of Chinese Buick Regal GS

Well, what do we have here? It seems these images are of the Chinese-spec, 2018 Buick Regal GS.

Car News China published the images showing the hottest of Regal variants sporting a more aggressive front and rear fascia and appropriate “GS” badging. Specifically, there are chrome inlets in the bumper, darker headlamps, more aggressive ground effects, and blade-style, 5-spoke wheels with a peek-a-boo session from red brake calipers. It looks properly sporty, yet still falls in line with Buick’s most recent design motifs.

Leaked images of Chinese Buick Regal GS

Leaked images of Chinese Buick Regal GS

It’s also clear this is indeed a Chinese-market Regal since the photos showcase a traditional trunk at the rear of the car. The North American Buick Regal Sportback opts for a liftback design via its Opel Insignia Grand Sport corporate cousin.

The publication goes on to state the Regal GS will receive a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 255 horsepower, making it out to be the identical unit from the current North American Regal GS. However, a previous slip up from Buick Canada stated the U.S. and Canada would be treated to a 3.6-liter V-6 engine for the next 2018 Regal GS, likely the same powerplant found in the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.

Should the report and its images prove to be true, we’ll be seeing more of the Chinese-spec Buick Regal GS at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, which opens on April 19. Look for a slew of additional vehicles to make their debuts as well, and you can visit our dedicated hub for all additional Shanghai coverage.

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