Production of the 2012 Buick Regal GS is a go!

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Update: May 27, 2010

After a lot of positive consumer feedback from  the 2010 North American International Auto Show, Buick decided that it will build the Regal GS.  No details were given out since then.

Today, Buick announced its base Buick Regal CXL model, which will began arriving in dealerships by early next month. Starting price is about $26,495, and it comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, leather heated seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, and USB-port radio. Also, the Regal CXL turbo will be available in the fourth quarter of this  year.
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May 21, 2010

General Motors debuted the 2012 Buick Regal GS at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, now, it is giving a green light to mass produce the Buick Regal GS. The Buick Regal GS is seemed like to resemble the Opel Insignia OPC  or Calibra model, which it is, with modern sleek design to attract younger customers. From previous news, there is a high possibility of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine will be use for the Buick Regal GS to boost performance while maintain fuel saving at the same time.

If a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine will be used, it is likely to produce about 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Transmission wise, the new 2012 Buick Regal GS may come with both automatic transmission and a six-speed manual transmission with four-wheel drive as an option. In addition, the Buick Regal GS will come with Interactive Drive Control, which allows drivers to choose from normal and sport driving modes, and as well as a top-performance GS mode where the torque split is stronger in rear wheels for more thrust.

According to Detroit News, Vice Chairman of Global Product Development for GM, has confirmed that the Regal GS has been approved for production and that it will be available at dealerships by early of 2011.

Lets hope that the production model Buick Regal GS with look exactly like the concept model. Then, it will definitely attract a lot of younger buyers. No more is the labeling of Buick is an “old” brand.