Buick is already selling its new Excelle model in China, which is expected to also make its way to North America in the near future, either keeping the same name or being marketed as the Verano here. With a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter model on sale, as well as a 1.6-liter turbocharged XT version offered, several spy photos have turned up showing an Excelle GT model – which the folks at China Car Times believe comes with the Regal's 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 220-hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque.
Buick has yet to confirm this but earlier rumors suggested such an engine was a possibility. If in fact an Excelle/Verano GT model is slated for production we're likely to find out in a few weeks at the Beijing Auto Show.
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