The 2019 Buick Regal GS has been spotted testing outside GM’s testing facility, Milford proving grounds, in the US.
The Buick Regal is nothing but a rebadged version of the Opel Insignia, also sold as the Holden Commodore in the Outback. While the regular Regal has already been previewed, this test mule seems to be a high-performance one, christened as Regal GS. It gets an aggressive front fascia with a larger grille and side skirts. It even gets higher-spec brake calipers, hinting at better stopping power.
While the standard Regal is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit delivering 250bhp, the Regal GS will house a 3.6-litre V6 under the hood. This engine is expected to churn out 335bhp, with the power going to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Regal GS is expected to be unveiled next year as a 2019 model. It shares the market space with the likes of the Subaru Legacy, Chrysler 200C, Cadillac ATS and the Volvo S60.