While General Motors still hasn’t confirmed that it will offer a high-performance Buick Regal GS as a 2012 model year, the company can’t seem to be quiet about it – meaning we’re most definitely going to see the production model on roads sometime by next year (just consider it confirmed). However, some things may change on the Buick Regal GS concept we saw at that 2010 Detroit Auto Show.
According to Bob Lutz, GM’s Vice Chairman, the Buick Regal GS may not get all-wheel-drive as shown on the concept in Detroit. Lutz said that there have been numerous internal discussions about the direction of the Regal GS and that product planners are debating whether an all-wheel-drive option is worth the added cost and weight.
As for those of you still hoping that GM changes its mind and swaps the 220-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder seen in the concept with Opel Insignia OPC’s turbo V6 – don’t hold your breath.
Buick Regal GS Concept:
– By: Kap Shah