New Buick Regal Will Get V6-Powered Version

When the new Buick Regal was unveiled last week, one thing caught our attention, the lack of a V6 engine.

At the time of the car’s announcement in both Sportback and TourX guises, Buick said it will hit the market with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This comes despite the fact that its Australian twin, the new Holden Commodore, will be offered with a 3.6-liter V6 delivering 308 hp and 272 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque.

Well, as it turns out, Buick appears to be planning on offering the new Regal with this same V6, it just hasn’t announced it yet.

On the firm’s Canadian website, The Truth About Cars recently discovered that a new Regal GS is coming, equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 and a twin-clutch all-wheel drive system. Of course, Buick has since deleted any mention of the V6-driven Regal GS from its website, and a company spokesperson has failed to discuss the car.

Nevertheless, it seems likely that the new Regal GS could be unveiled later this year or in early 2018.

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  • Craig

    I wonder if the ‘station wagon’ will be the next BIG thing! Regardless of what it’s going to be… I wouldn’t want to be stuck with nothing but SUV’s in my showroom.

    • It might happen… depressing idea, but realistic.

      • Benjamin B.

        Depressing?

    • therealsybarite

      totally with you. all manufacturers selling cars in north america are behaving like lemmings. none are looking to distinguish themselves from the herd, or looking forward to what’s coming after SUVs go out of style. SUVs are already getting the rep of mini-vans just a few years ago.

  • The sad thing… This V6 will surely not end up in any Peugeot-Citroën car.

    • Zandit75

      It’s not an Opel engine, it’s a derivative of Holden’s V6 from the current Commodore range.

  • Benjamin B.

    Give it the turbo v6 from Cadillac ATS v. New GNX?

    • Honda NSX-R

      Buick, please do it.

    • Zandit75

      Twin turbo engine, or even a single turbo engine has been ruled out. The platform these new cars is based on(Epsilion II I believe..) was never designed to handle anything bigger than V6 mentioned above. There’s no room for turbos.

      • Randy Terpstra

        The previous gen Opel Insignia had a 325 hp 2.8L turbo, as it’s top motivator. This new version would surely have something with a little more poke than that. My money is on a variant of the LC3 twin turbo 3.6L. This engine produces 420 hp in the Cadillac XTS, which shares the Epsilon II platform with the latest Insignia/Regal/Commodore.

        • Zandit75

          You could be right. I wasn’t aware of the TTV6 for the Caddy(It’s not sold here is Oz).
          Interviews with Holden Execs have mentioned there will be no TTV6 version for the Commodore, since it physically can’t fit.
          I guess they will put some spin on it later down the track saying how much modification was needed to shoehorn in this special edition TTV6 motor!!

          • Randy Terpstra

            This imported Insignia has some pretty big shoes to fill, down your way. It would be pretty sad if all there was, was an NA 3.6L as a range topper.

            On a semi-related topic. I know that FPV has folded, when Ford ended production in Australia. Will Holden retain HSV? I thought I’d heard that Holden will still apparently continue to play a role in product development, even if production will no longer occur in Australia. Wouldn’t it be nice, if Holden were still able to give the imported Commodore a distinctively Aussie touch, by having HSV versions of it? 🙂

          • Zandit75

            Agreed, there has been a lot of grumbling down here about no more RWD or V8’s. It’s going to be interesting to see what Gm/Holden end up bringing in as a V8 Sports Car that was promised last year.
            FPV finished well before Falcon production ended, that’s why the last Falcons received FPV power levels in their final run. Having said that, Ford will have the largest presence still here in Australia after Holden and Toyota wind up local production later this year. Ford will have the Asia/Pacific design centre, and also doing heaps of local development for the overseas models sold locally.
            Ford has also brought back the performance/Aftermarket branding of Tickford, which has already released upgrades for both the Ranger and Mustang.
            Holden & Toyota will still have some work for local and Asia/Pacific region in terms of development etc, but not to the same extent of Ford.
            HSV is another big question. Apparently it’s still going to exist, but in what capacity, is unknown. The TTV6 maybe the answer, or at least an excuse, to keep it running.

  • Andrew Ngo

    Buick design was very exciting 5 years back, lots of energy and fresh looking but it is like having its mid-life crises lately.

  • Robert Eller

    I see Buick positioning this as a competitor for the Kia Stinger, especially if they do a V6 GS model.

  • Randy Terpstra

    TTAC is a pretty good site. It was Mark Stevenson & Co, who discovered that Trump was correct, about the Mexican built Chevrolet Cruize sedans coming into the US. Wonder how much hate mail Mark got (even though he’s Canadian) for breaking that story, lol!

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