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Old 04-24-2009, 02:26 AM   #1
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The first product of GM ever built in China, the Buick new Regal 2.0 Turbo, which will be offered with a turbocharged powerplant, is making its world introduction at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show. The car will come with three powerplant options. GM China says that coming out with cars equipped with turbocharged powerplants is part of their commitment in the ongoing improvement of their customer choices in the Chinese auto market. The carmaker claims that their turbocharged powertrain comes with high potency and fuel efficiency with reduced emssions. This is a move forward as GM aims to enhance its overall efficiency in its product lineup in the domestic market. The New Regal intermediate sedan, an advanced GM produce, was released to the Chinese market last December.
It is patterned after the new global vehicle architecture designed by GM in Europe in collaboration with GM design and engineering teams around the world, together with Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai. Besides high-efficiency powertrains, it also provides refined design, superior safety and unparalleled skill.The current-generation 2.0 liter Turbo Direct Injection powerplant comes with two overhead camshafts, four valves for each cylinder, and common rail, multiple fuel direct injection, along with a variable geometry turbocharger for quick throttle reaction at low engine speeds. It incorporates maximum power output of 162kW (220hp) achieved at 5,300rpm and maximum torque of 350Nm at 2,000-4,000 rpm.
The acceleration rate is 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds, making it the most potent turbocharged powerplant on the market at the present time. The fuel economy of the powerplant is excellent and it is equipped with a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter as part of its standard equipment. The engine satisfactorily meets the emission standard of advanced Euro V.Shanghai GM also offers 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter ECOTEC powerplants, which are named one of the top-ten powerplants on the planet. The 2.0 liter engine has a maximum power output of 108kW at 6,200rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm at 4,600rpm. It can sprint from standstill 100km/h in 11.4 seconds and hits a ceiling speed of 197km/h. Fuel economy is 8.8 liters for every 100 km under regular driving situations.




































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Old 04-24-2009, 02:49 AM   #2
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FU gm, you can have china
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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why do the chinese love buick so much?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #4
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 AM   #5
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Buick in China is like BMW in the USA
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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WTB new Buick Regal 3.8 Turbo. The old one was pretty solid if i remember correctly ^_^
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:29 AM   #7
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why do the chinese love buick so much?
just because GM sells cars in china, it doesnt mean the chinese love them
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:43 AM   #8
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Looks very good. It's a shame that GM might dump Opel and their design team.

I'd love to have this with the AWD, turbocharged V6 drive train.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #9
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See, even Buick is nicer outside of the US
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:10 AM   #10
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just because GM sells cars in china, it doesnt mean the chinese love them
But the Chinese do love Buick. Buick to China is what David Hasselhoff is to Germany
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
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just because GM sells cars in china, it doesnt mean the chinese love them
but they do
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:29 AM   #12
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coz tigerwoods drive buick !!!


TIGERRRRRrrrrrrr
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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That is a very nice car!!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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See, even Buick is nicer outside of the US
Most USDM cars are "nicer" outside the US... That's why the 3 US car makers are in deep sh..... their best looking models are far, far away...
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:36 AM   #15
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Not too shabby. Then again, it wasn't designed by Americans for Americans. Apparently we think that we like to buy the same old boring crap.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:41 PM   #16
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Does it drive as nice as it looks?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #17
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And people used to get upset US companies sold better cars in Europe...
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:42 PM   #18
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Most USDM cars are "nicer" outside the US... That's why the 3 US car makers are in deep sh..... their best looking models are far, far away...
Very true. Prior to its existence in North America the Ford Focus is/was an absolute hit in the UK. Owning a Focus in the UK is like owning a Prius here in North America...its socially acceptable and often times encouraged
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #19
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i know especially that this is a rebadged OPEL

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Looks very good. It's a shame that GM might dump Opel and their design team.

I'd love to have this with the AWD, turbocharged V6 drive train.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #20
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This look hella Chinese.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #21
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According to TopGear, it's nice to drive. Not sporty like the Mondeo, think more like a Mercedes than a BMW (not as nice as either though).
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #22
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That is one sharp Milan...
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:13 PM   #23
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GM does HUGE manufacturing in China. Its probably more of a domestic brand there than here what with the via Canada, Mexico and overseas import badge engineering.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:06 AM   #24
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Buick is on the rebound in its home market, with the successful Enclave crossover and the appealing 2010 LaCrosse leading the charge. Could it continue with the reincarnation of the Regal? Spied on American soil was a camouflaged Chinese-market Buick Regal, itself a re-grilled and rebadged European 2010 Opel Insignia. Just what the covered-up Regal was doing here is anyone’s guess, especially considering that it’s already fully exposed on Buick’s Chinese website.
But speculation has been ongoing for some time about whether a Regal would reemerge to flesh out America’s Buick/Pontiac/GMC dealerships, and that possibility is even more likely now that one of those brands will soon evaporate, taking a huge quantity of mid-size sedan sales with it. Now, whether it makes sense to sell what is essentially a short-wheelbase LaCrosse alongside the LaCrosse is a marketing question we can’t fully answer. But if it is markedly less expensive than the $27,835 Lacrosse, it could play well to Camry/Accord/Fusion buyers. Factor in GM’s pending divestiture of Saturn—which was due to get a copy of the Insignia as its next Aura sedan—and the Buick version makes even more sense.
Could a Grand National Be On the Docket?
At a recent dinner with Buick executives, we were regaled with the typical marketing jibber-jabber about the “incredible” stuff that’s coming next, and when we asked specifically about performance-oriented Buick models, we saw sparkles in their eyes and got one of those typical “just wait ’til you see what’s coming next” lines that usually prompts a collective rolling of the eyes. But with the Regal redux looking like a real possibility, it would seem quite natural for Buick to bring back the vaunted Grand National (or Grand Sport) name, too—powered by, say, a turbocharged V-6, just like the beloved original that was sold in the mid-1980s. Of course, rear-wheel drive would be out of the question and a front-drive GN would be absolute heresy, but all-wheel drive could perhaps prove a somewhat amicable compromise. On one point, however, we will not give ground: it must be all black
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car looks better like this ....

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