2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Buick Regal GS Concept Live Gallery

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Although GM must still feel the sting of rival Ford's dominance in the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards today, it's not without its own bag of tricks. The Buick Regal GS Concept is a case in point.

A close preview of the upcoming production car, the 2011 Buick Regal GS Concept is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 255-horsepower sports sedan. Expected to soon be on sale in the U.S. as an up-rated version of the 2011 Buick Regal, the GS offers a six-speed manual transmission and available all-wheel drive, though if it's like the regular Regal, those last two features won't be offered together, the all-wheel-drive version being stuck with an automatic.

Either way, performance is sub-six-seconds 0-60 mph, and big 14-inch Brembos on the concept ensure fade-free and face-sucking braking. The HiPerStrut suspension system promises a firm but compliant ride while allowing the driver to attack the twisties with glee, and the adaptive chassis system lets the driver tune the car's responses to suit his or her mood.

Check out the full 2011 Buick Regal GS Concept preview here.

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Comments (12)
  1. Hmmm...Looks just like the Opel Insignia introduced at the 2009 Barcelona autoshow. Just more GM regurgitation with an ECO Tech engine!

  2. It's totally Opel, except for the badge; This means it must be a great car!

  3. I know, I know the jap buyer and walmart shopping toyota owners are going to hate it....who cares...all they do is whine anyway..I cannot wait to drive it.

  4. Why does GM always do this? They come out with a hot car(regal), then they show you a hotter car that won't make production. They did the same thing with the CTS coupe and Converj.
    You know it's a Buick so it's not going sell a ton of cars in the us, why come out with the "base" model first? When the GS model comes out there won't be any more press coverage for it.
    I like both cars but will wait for the GS. Wonder how many people will kick themselves for buying the "base" model when they learn about the GS.

  5. cant wait to see it at dealers..awd...what they shoudl have did with the cobalt ss/tc.

  6. I would like to say his is not an engine worthy of the GS name. What kind of idiots does GM take the buying public for?
    Must still be marketing to the "young thinking" 70 year old buyers in the Buick profile....

  7. I love it when the old guy's whine about the GS heritage. I'm 35 and have no clue nor can I relate to Buick's heritage.
    After reading the above the GM marketing/sales dept. is currently jumping for joy as they need to and want to sell their product to folks just like me.... This car is a homerun and the past (in regards to Buicks) needs to stay right there in the past, its a Buick folks not a Ferrari.

  8. Awsome car! Always been a fan & owned many Buicks for my 44 years of age. They only thing is to get rid of the ugly waterfall grill and the ports on the hood...do the same with the La Crosse.

  9. Hi Guy's,
    it's not going sell a ton of cars in the us, why come out with the "base" model first? When the GS model comes out there won't be any more press coverage for it.

  10. I think is good desicion to introduce this kind of cars in North America. I already ride a Opel Vectra last generation of Insignia and Regal, this vehicle has a very good ride, awsome chassi and good quality of material on the interiors and this vehicle you can compare with a BMW or Audi at any time but Vectra cost 10K less than other premium cars. I hope to see this vehicle back in Mexico soon.

  11. This is automotive globalization as it should be done. I own a Pontiac (May the name rest in peace) G8 and it is a fabulous car. So what if it is a rebadged Holden Commodore. The GS in Buicks has not meant much for years. This turbo 4-banger is a very good engine and I am really going to consider the Regal GS when it is finally released. It will be a good buy and it should be very reliable. If you can't accept globalization then there is no hope for you in the automotive future. Would you buy this car if somehow it was a rebadged BMW 3-series?? Of course you would! I owned Buicks and Pontiacs in the past and this will be a limited seller until people get in and start driving these cars again.

  12. I have an ageing Volkswagen Jetta 2000, my college car, and I'm looking for a entry-luxury sedan "made in the USA" and it's proving really, really hard to do... so I'm stuck with my college car, which, by-the-way, is great quality, never has a problem at 147,000 miles. I'd rather keep my all-paid-for car than to start making payments on a car I don't like... I'm waiting for the "this is it" car, but it's not coming.
    I really like this Buick Regal GS, however I have a problem with buying a 4 cylinder, and Buick has two problems for me, its Pedigree has been bastardized by oh-so-ugly and crappy-looking cars (Rendez Vous and those boxy looking things), plus it smells like old people.
    If the V6 turbo was available, I would get it in a heart-beat... however, lack of choice seems to be the rule of the moment in Obama-land, where FWD 4 cylinder put-puts is all you get. Hell, even the new 2011 Ford Explorer is going to be a FWD 4 cylinder...
    Chevy even screwed up the Camaro by showing it in 2006 but only releasing it in 2009, time during which it became old news, and during an economic crash no less.
    I just wish someone knew what they were doing in today's car industry.
    I am a willing buyer of American products, and I can't find anything cattered to me... what I like are those mid-sized German (Audi, BMW) and Japanese (Lexus, Infinity) cars... compete with THAT for a change please!

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