GM unveiled a concept version of the Regal GS at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but at the time GM would not say if it was going to actually be produced (it made sense that it would). Well Tom Stephens, vice chairman of global product development, confirmed exclusively to The Detroit News that the Regal GS has been approved for production.
Stephens did not give any other details about the high-performance version of the Regal. The Regal GS concept was powered by a turbocharged 2-liter engine with an estimated 255 horsepower that was mated to a six-speed manual and all-wheel-drive.
It’s obvious that GM needs more models like this to bring in a younger buyers with the average Buick buyer coming in at 65 years old. Although that is lower than the average age of 72 several years ago.
The production version of the Regal GS could hit showrooms as early as next year.
Full Story: The Detroit News
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