The Regal Sportback GS will start at $47,145, including destination fees. Pricing for the Regal Sportback will be released closer to the end of summer, the automaker said.
The 2018 GS is a higher-performance version of the Sportback with a 3.6-litre V-6 and standard all-wheel drive.
“This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” Duncan Aldred, GM’s vice president for Global Buick and GMC, said in a statement. “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.”
Buick revealed the 2018 Regal GS in Detroit on Wednesday, after showing the Sportback and TourX in April. The redesigned Regal GS will have 310 hp — 51 more than the outgoing model — and 282 pounds-feet of torque with direct injection, cylinder deactivation and engine stop-start.
Its engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that soon will be offered on five Buick models. The standard Sportback includes a nine-speed transmission only with front-wheel drive, switching to an eight-speed for awd.
The front and rear fascia, side skirts and rear spoiler are unique to the GS, which comes with 19-inch wheels and Brembo front brake calipres. Inside are heated, cooled and massaging front seats, a sport flat-bottom steering wheel and metal pedals.