The 2019 Buick Regal GS was spotted outside of the GM test facility, Milford’s field of evidence, in the United States.
The Buick Regal is only a rebadged version of the Opel Insignia, also sold as Holden Commodore in the Outback. While the regular Regal has already been previewed, this test mule seems to be a high performance, dubbed Regal GS. It gets an aggressive front fascia with a larger grid and side skirts. It even gets brake calipers with higher specification, suggesting better stopping power.
There is also an obvious difference: this mule has a different wheel design with exaggerated split rays, reminding us somewhat of the design of the outgoing model wheel, where the Chinese model is somewhat reminiscent of the Volkswagen wheel designs.
More than likely, the 3.6-liter V-6 to find a home under the Regal GS hood is General Motors’ LGX generation engine. This same V-6 engine makes 335 hp in Chevrolet Camaro. The horse figure may be a little lowered, but it will probably be a welcome improvement over the 259 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line 4-horsepower found in the previous GS Regal. We expect that the front and all drive wheels are available, but do not extend the hope of a manual transmission on either.
The 2019 Buick Regal is expected to be unveiled next year as a model of 2019. It shares the market space with the Subaru Legacy, Chrysler 200C, Cadillac ATS and Volvo S60.