What was once a hopeful rumor for car enthusiasts is now a fact: General Motors will build a GS version of the 2011 Buick Regal.
Originally shown as a concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the GS could go on sale sometime next year. GM confirmed to the Detroit News that the car will be produced, but the company did not release specific details concerning an on-sale date or sales volume.
It's likely that the GS will have the same 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive as the concept, although it's hard to say if the Recaro seats will make it to production.
The 2011 Buick Regal has already gone on sale, and adding the GS to the lineup could make the car even more attractive to the younger buyers that GM is targeting as it revamps the Buick lineup. The LaCrosse, which was redesigned for 2010, has already been a strong seller for the brand, and GM is hoping to keep that momentum going with the Regal.
The Regal GS gives GM a little more ammo in that fight.
[Source: Detroit News]