2018 Buick Regal Leaks Ahead Of Chinese Debut

The first images and details of China’s 2018 Buick Regal sedan have surfaced online showing a vehicle that apart from its badges and grille, looks just as expected.

Joining the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Holden Commodore, the Buick Regal adopts the same sleek design as its siblings but has been fitted with different badges and Buick’s customary waterfall grille. Although few specifics about the Chinese version are known, we don’t expect the U.S. version to look any different.

When sales of the 2018 Regal commence in China, it will be offered with three different engines. The first will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder delivering 163 hp, a 2.0-liter turbo with 254 hp and a hybrid that will use a 123 hp 1.8-liter engine paired to a small electric motor.

The 2018 Buick Regal will debut at April’s Shanghai Auto Show 2017.

The North American model should arrive in US and Canadian dealerships in the second half of the year as a 2018 model, likely offering 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines at launch.

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  • Ilbirs

    Now we know how will be the sedan body of the project also known as Opel Insignia B. Besides being a Chinese spec of something that also will be in U.S., it looks like well Americanized considering we’re talking about something that is designed in Germany and surely carries a lot of European influences. The obvious part is the sedan body instead of being a hatchback like the Insignia B, but also we can point the grille and the way roofline was redone to match that imponence expected in lines of a product from the tri-shield division.
    Now let’s wait for the made in U.S. version and maybe Buick will need to change a bit the LaCrosse to make this more distinct, because this new Regal seems promising.

    • BqWsRe

      Nope, design was full Euro with adjustments for China. American version will be slightly different but still retain the boring Euro design bones. Not much they can do.

  • Zandit75

    Damn, that must be a smooth and floating ride. Look at the side walls on those tyres!!

    • dumblikeyou2

      That’s the secret to Acura’s “success” as well.

  • Day_Trader

    Yawn. Yesterday’s design, style and brand.

    • BqWsRe

      Designed in Europe.

    • ChangeThis

      nope

  • pcurve

    are those 15″ wheels?!

    • BqWsRe

      China specs

  • Astonman

    The double pane passenger rear windows aren’t working for me. Looks to cluttered.

  • Nordschleife

    This looks highly generic for some odd reason. Oh yeah it’s the 15’s.

  • Justin Spencer

    It reminds me of a bigger Malibu. That rear quarter window is quite half-fast looking and really cheapens an otherwise decent looking car…..typical GM!

    • ChangeThis

      Not typical GM at all. All new platform and design beginning with the ’16 Malibu. Weight loss, longer wheelbase, etc.

  • Benjamin B.

    Hope the US gets the Commodore’s 3.6L V6 in the RS model (or GNX?).

  • ediotsavant

    Ugly

    • ChangeThis

      what, your mother?

      • ediotsavant

        You do know who is my mother. We just don’t share the same father.

  • blueharley

    What if GM sells Opel/Vauxhall brands (the European operations) to PSA group ? So many rumors now and so many headaches for future, because we just saw a video here Opel Ampera-E being produced at GM’s Michigan plant.

  • surprise surprise… An other Opel rebadge.

    • ChangeThis

      *another

  • Anthony Bugge

    It’s a sedan not a lift back interesting holden didn’t go this option.

  • john1168

    What are those, 70 series tires?!?!