The 2020 Buick Regal lineup will make dual-zone automatic air conditioning standard across the range, GM Authority has exclusively learned. Before the change, some Regal Sportback and TourX models were equipped with single-zone manual air conditioning.
2020 Buick Regal Sportback
Specifically, the 2020 Buick Regal Sportback will replace single-zone air conditioning with dual-zone manual air conditioning on the Base and Preferred models, both of which are offered exclusively in front-wheel-drive. All other Regal Sportback models are already offered with a dual-zone automatic HVAC system, including the Essence, Avenir and GS.
|Trim Level:||Regal (Base)||Preferred||Essence||Essence||Avenir||GS|
The news of the AC change comes on the heels of another exclusive GM Authority report where we noted that Buick is simplifying the Regal Sportback lineup by deleting the Preferred II trim level. The change took place for interim 2019 (2019i) model year.
2020 Buick Regal TourX
Meanwhile, the 2020 Buick Regal TourX replaces single-zone manual air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate control on Base and Preferred models. Since the TourX is available exclusively in all-wheel-drive, these models are both driven by all wheels. The TourX Essence model was already offered with dual-zone automatic climate control.
|Trim Level:||TourX (Base)||Preferred||Essence|
The GM Authority Take
The move to make dual-zone, automatic air conditioning standard across the board is a welcomed move that supports Buick’s desired position as a purveyor of premium vehicles. In fact, we’re surprised that GM didn’t do away with the single-zone, manual HVAC systems sooner.
We should also note that the changes described herein are applicable to the United States market, and could differ for international markets where the Regal Sportback and Regal TourX are offered.