China's leaked Buick Regal GS gives us a taste of the upcoming Insignia OPC/VXR

It's the high-performance version of the Regal midsize sedan for the Chinese market

You're looking at what appear to be the first official photos of the all-new Buick Regal GS in China specification.

Leaked by WheelsAge, the images reveal a more aggressive body kit for the Regal featuring more aggressive front and rear bumpers, a dark treatment for the grille, black 18-inch five-spoke alloys, and the obligatory GS badging.

A closer look reveals yet more changes. The bumper features metallic surrounds for the air intakes, the headlights have a dark background, and the red calipers (so common on performance cars nowadays) are present too.

The second photo allows us a peek at the interior, which doesn't look too different from the standard Buick Regal (or Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Holden Commodore, if you like). Changes include the red contrast stitching on the seats, aluminum pedal set, flat-bottomed steering wheel, paddle shifters for the automatic transmission and that's about it.

The Buick Regal GS sedan is likely to remain a China-exclusive model, as in the United States the GM-owned brand will reportedly offer the GS treatment only on the Regal Sportback, which is the name of the five-door liftback body style.

In the U.S., the Buick Regal GS will be powered by a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine, a significant improvement over the outgoing Regal GS's 259-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With that kind of power, the new Regal GS should feature standard all-wheel drive too. However, in Europe, the Insignia OPC/VXR will downsize to a 2.0-liter turbo-four expected to develop around 300 hp.

Via: Carscoops, MotorAuthority

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more.
I Agree

Read our policy about the usage of your personal data. We might use these data for serving you more relevant personalized ads. Do you agree?
Yes
No
You can change your mind anytime in the Privacy Policy page.