Facelifted Buick Regal Spied Testing Via Opel13
The Buick Regal Sportback and TourX were only revealed one year ago, but prototypes for the car’s inbound updates have been spotted testing in Europe.
Motoring reported Wednesday and published spy photos of the car, which will continue to serve as Australia’s Holden Commodore and Europe’s Opel Insignia. Per the photos, the updates will bring in a tweaked front fascia with new headlights and taillights for the Buick Regal. No camouflage was present at the rear on one of the prototypes, but the taillights look darker than the current car’s.
Aside from the minor styling changes, we could also see changes to the interior, infotainment system and changes to equipment packages offered.
Both the Regal Sportback and Regal TourX body styles were spied testing on the old continent, and according to the report, the updated cars should make their way to showrooms in 2020 as 2021 models.
GM developed the new Regal alongside the Insignia and Commodore platforms, which all use the automaker’s E2XX platform. The mid-size car moved to ditch a standard trunk and incorporate a liftback design in an attempt to capture crossover buyers. The current-generation Regal also marks the first time Buick offers a wagon variant since the 1990s.
Each of the cars have a complex upbringing. The Buick Regal and Holden Commodore are both sedans built under GM, by a former German subsidiary (Opel) which French automaker PSA Group now owns. GM reportedly will have PSA build the current Buick Regal until 2023, but it’s unclear what will become of the nameplate in the U.S. after the date. The market continues to favor utility vehicles over sedans.
Holden has said it’s confident it will bring a new Commodore to market after the current generation runs its course, which would indicate the U.S. will see another Regal to reduce development costs.
Spy shots: Motoring
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It will be interesting to see if GM will then offer the Buick Regal TourX with an option to delete the body molding or an option to defeat the start-stop switch.
I know who you are ? and you’re absolutely right. Hahaha
Regal is probably dead in a few years if PSA comes to the US shores. Can’t see GM and PSA selling copies of the same car.
Whew…thank goodness. That makes all the difference. Maybe now they’ll sell.
They are easy to sell just Cut the price $10,000.
Until the give it a RWD V8 config…. Good luck
It uses the same platform as the Malibu, which is made in the US and South Korea. They could simply combine both models when the mid-cycle update occurs in 2023.
I just want a Regal TourX GS. Call it the TourGS, call it whatever. I just want the GS-y goodness in a damn wagon.
I just want a nicer quality interior. Think Volvo’s V60 / V90.
In Australia its the Holden Calais Tourer with 3.6 v6, 9 speed, AWD. It has a tighter suspension tune than the Opel & Buick models. We bought it in March and love it with 28k miles on the clock already. Holden can’t move them though.
If GM made it look like the Avista concept, it would have no problem selling.
Just bought a regal Tourx and was a bit PO’d when I found out about the start stop issue. Was thinking about rebadging it as a Holden, Opel or Vauhall. Any tips on where I can find the front and back emblems? Removal advice?
Join the Buick Forum Message Board —- there are lots of pages dedicated to the TourX and a direct link to purchase the emblems you are looking for!