GM reintroduced the Buick Regal in the United States for the 2011 model year, reincarnating the Regal nameplate after years of extinction. An all-new, next-generation model arrived for the 2018 model year, which is the model that’s currently on sale. And for the 2020 model year, there are a handful of changes and updates. So, here’s what’s new and different for the 2020 Buick Regal Sportback.
As GM Authority was first to report last year, the 2020 Regal Sportback deletes the Preferred II trim level in both FWD and AWD formats. That puts the model line to consist of the following models:
- Regal FWD base (1SV)
- Preferred FWD (1SB)
- Essence FWD or AWD (1SL)
- Avenir FWD (1SU)
- GS AWD (1SX)
On the outside, the 2020 Buick Regal Sportback deletes the Smoke Pearl Metallic exterior color, while gaining Satin Steel Gray Metallic as a new he.
And, as GM Authority was also first to report, a new ST Appearance Package was to be added to the lineup, before being scrapped, with only a handful units seeing the light of day. The package added a custom black grille, rear sport spoiler, an ST badge, and 18-inch aluminum wheels with a Gloss Black finish.
Inside, the 2020 Buick Regal deletes the single-zone manual air conditioning on the base Regal and Preferred models, replacing it with dual-zone automatic climate control. The rest of the model range also features dual zone AC.
As we mentioned earlier, the current-generation Buick Regal was introduced for the 2018 model year. Sadly, GM has confirmed that the entire Regal range will be discontinued after the 2020 model year, meaning that the 2020 Regal will be the last one in the U.S. and Canada (the vehicle was never offered in Mexico). As such, those looking to get a Regal for themselves should hurry to buy it before the already-limited supply runs out.
The Regal will, however, continue to live on in China in a unique sedan body style. What’s more, the Chinese version will get a refresh for the 2021 model year, consisting of new front and rear fascias, and a few other changes.