2018 Buick Regal GS (The only Buick I like)

FiestaST

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As some of you know I am not a Buick fan at all. I regard them as an old man/ou ballie-type car.

The new Regal GS however I am liking. Its essentially the latest Insignia: https://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/859326-2017-Vauxhall-(Opel)-Insignia-Grand-Sport

Out goes the turbo 4 pot in its place is a 3.6-liter V6 with 310 ponies (231kw). AWD is standard mated to a nine-speed auto. Standard Brembo brakes as well.


Buick Regal GS

Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you'll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS - a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand's most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.

The 2018 Buick Regal GS advances the nameplate with 51 more horsepower than the model it replaces, more refined transmission and AWD technology, all-new, heated/cooled and massaging performance seats and the added functionality and style of a five-door sportback design. Starting at $39,990 with destination charges, the Regal GS offers luxury features at a price more attainable than competitors from Audi and BMW.

"This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special," said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. "The new Regal GS is in the sweet spot of the market: more refined and luxurious than the mainstream, more value for the price with style and premium features on par with higher-end competitors, and with standard features like AWD with active twin clutch and a rear sportback design that will surprise customers with its usefulness."

Buick's most advanced new propulsion components come standard on the new Regal GS. With 310 horsepower, its refined 3.6-liter V-6 provides more power than an Acura TLX A-Spec or a Lexus IS350 F-Sport but offers seamless auto stop/start technology and can cruise on four cylinders. The V-6 engine is complemented by a sport-tuned dual exhaust system.

Buick Regal GS' intelligent AWD system with an active twin clutch can precisely transfer torque between the rear wheels for more refined and efficient performance, and the GS receives one of the first applications of the nine-speed automatic transmission in the Buick lineup that's mated to AWD. This advanced new transmission will soon be offered across five different Buick models.

Every Buick Regal GS also features Buick's Interactive Drive Control, allowing the driver to tailor the car's dynamics based on different drive experiences through a standard setting or Sport and GS modes selected via the center console. Interactive Drive Control utilizes Buick's second-generation Continuous Damping Control (CDC), which is able to adjust suspension damping up to 500 times per second.

Versus a standard 2018 Regal Sportback, the GS also has standard Brembo brakes for more confident stopping power.

"With the all-new 2018 Regal GS, we set out to make a driver-focused, engaging and entertaining sport sedan without sacrificing the smooth ride and refined character expected of any modern Buick," said Martin Hayes, chief engineer for the Buick Regal GS. "Our new V-6 and nine-speed transmission, intelligent AWD and CDC all work to deliver excellent driving performance."

Outside, Buick's signature sculptural beauty presents the car's sporting nature in an understated way with aggressive front and rear fascias, standard 19-inch wheels, a rear decklid spoiler and GS badging front and rear. Full LED headlamps are an option.

Inside, the Regal features unique perforated GS-specific performance seats with integrated headrests and adjustable lumbar and thigh support bolsters. The seats are heated and ventilated and come standard with a massage function. The interior also features a standard heated flat-bottom sport steering wheel and GS-specific pedals and sill plates.

The 2018 Regal GS offers a cohesive and connected infotainment experience with an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen and 8-inch diagonal reconfigurable instrument cluster as standard equipment. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility both come standard. A full-color head-up display is available with an optional Driver Confidence II package that also includes several safety features including Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking.

The Buick Regal GS is a highest performance expression of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. Other Regal Sportback models will offer a standard 2.0T engine and sleek new design at a starting price - $25,915 - that's approximately $2,000 lower than the 2017 Regal.

https://www.netcarshow.com/buick/2018-regal_gs/

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Ivan Leon

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The last time Buick launched a Regal GS, the brand wowed us all by offering a six-speed manual transmission. Now, for 2018, that option is gone, but there’s more power, more gears, a design that doesn’t look like a fancied-up Malibu, and most importantly a hatchback.

We heard rumours that the 2018 Regal GS would get a 310 horsepower V6 and an eight-speed auto.

It turns out, the first part of those rumours is true: the engine, a 3.6-liter V6, does indeed make 310 ponies and also produces 282 lb-ft of torque.

That power, contrary to the second part of the whispering we heard, gets sent through a nine-automatic, which then moves that power through a standard all-wheel drive system with an “active twin clutch” rear differential.

Add unique front and rear fascias, Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned exhaust, 19-inch wheels, and Continuous Damping Control (which Buick says can “adjust suspension damping up to 500 times per second,”) and you may be able to wring a bit of that sweet sporty dynamism out of this new Regal.

On the inside, there’s heated, cooled and massaging “performance seats” with adjustable bolsters, a flat-bottom steering wheel, metal sporty pedals and an available head-up display.

So sure, the new $39,990 2018 Buick Regal GS Sportback doesn’t have a manual like the last one did (to be fair, Buick dropped that in 2015), and even if it does have 51 more horsepower, it’s still less powr than the cheaper Ford Fusion Sport.

But if this thing drives as well as it looks, maybe there’s still hope in this world for the brand still known for its fluffy burgundy interiors.

http://jalopnik.com/the-2018-buick-regal-gs-is-the-310-hp-sporty-luxury-hat-1797054411
 

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Guys...If you state a car folks don't know about take the 2min effort & add the appropriate pic(s).
 

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2018 Buick Regal GS Debuts | Buick Regal GS First Drive - AutoGuide.com

[video=youtube;bDH-fXUJwvk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDH-fXUJwvk&t=62s[/video]
 

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A Hatch By Any Other Name: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Review - The Fast Lane Review

[video=youtube;JErDmIad_j0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JErDmIad_j0[/video]
 

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The 2018 Buick Regal TourX Is A Return Of The Classic American Family Car

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is the long-roofed wagon version of the Regal sedan, which makes it the first Buick wagon since the ’96 Roadmaster.

You can’t order it with wood paneling, but the TourX is a damn decent comeback of the classic American family car.

It’s the American competitor to the the likes of the Audi A4 Allroad, the BMW 3 Series wagon, the Volvo V60 and the Subaru Outback, if you were wondering why the hell it exists.

To everyone who thought they were clever by cracking geriatric jokes about the Buick Regal TourX or taking jabs at the badge, I have some news for you.

The TourX is a certifiable step away from the hulking land yachts that your grandparents might have driven. It’s tight, polished and hits on all the wagony needs you could have. Everyone else just needs to catch up with that.

Full Review & Pictures at the link below.

Source: https://jalopnik.com/the-2018-buick-regal-tourx-is-a-return-of-the-classic-a-1823422262
 

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