Buick Regal 1.6T launched, a snip at 199,999rmb

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buick regal Buick Regal 1.6T launched, a snip at 199,999rmbThe Buick Regal 1.6T is the latest model model from Shanghai GM and is preparing to enter into the segment with its racy 1.6T engine.

The 1.6T is reasonably powerful, but obviously plays second fiddle to the 2.0T model that is further up the range. The 1.6T power stats are quite reasonable at 132kW/5800 rpm total power at 230 Nm/2200 rpm which translates to 179bhp, the 2.0T model is good for 220bhp.

The only downside to the 1.6T version is its high price tag at just shy of 200,000rmb (199,999rmb to be exact) it’s hardly the cheapest model, especially as the naturally aspirated 2.0l model is priced from 179,999rmb to 199,999rmb.

Although the power is certainly there for the 1.6T (similar power to the 2.4L model) will consumers opt for the 1.6T and pay less sales tax than the 2.0l and 2.4l models? Only time will tell when the third and fourth quarter sales statistics are revealed.

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  • mark
    September 4, 2009

    Seems a little expensive.

  • CCT
    September 4, 2009

    One thing that was never mentioned in the article, its 5 speed manual.

  • Gerald
    October 10, 2009

    It seems like the 1.6t is the only choice for those who want something close to being a sports sedan with manual shift.

  • W.O.Bentley
    November 9, 2009

    This will be a great car and indeed its sister car – the OPEL Insignia – is selling very well in Germany and in the rest of the EU!

    It must have at some time a high performance TDI turbo diesel power unit coupled to a double lutch and a slick 6 speed transmission.

    And it must have now precise electric power steering and a state of the art electric air condition compessor Made in China also!

    Kick it like Beckham Shanghai GM!

  • ludo
    February 25, 2010

    When the Regal GS will be available in China? This car is amazing!

  • Nuffield
    July 22, 2013

    When dealing with General Motors I am always very wary because they change course often overnight ! This looks just like the OPEL Astra they build in Poland and up to now in Russelsheim, Germany!

    Why up to now? Because GM are actually closing its modern plant that build Zafira in Bochum and transfering its production to Russelsheim!

    Whan looking at General Motors world performance in the last 2 years I believe it would have been better for all concerned if SIAC had been able to buy out OPEL!

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