• Sep 19, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of 2010 Buick Regal spy shots from China

We don't feel slighted anymore over the Chinese getting what appears to be a pretty nice looking Buick Regal, not after those spy shots from earlier today showing the 2010 Buick LaCrosse that we'll get in the U.S. After all, the Chinese Buick Regal appears to be not much more than an Opel Insignia with a new front end based on these spy shots, while the U.S.-spec Buick Lacrosse gets an entirely unique interior and exterior design. All three cars - the Opel Insignia, Chinese market Buick Regal and U.S. market Buick LaCrosse - are based General Motors' Epsilon II platform. Of course, the Buick brand is much bigger in China than here in the U.S., and the redesigned Regal, one of the cars that helped the brand gain popularity early on in China, looks ready to continue that trend. Thanks for the tip everyone!


[Source: China Car Times]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a Mercury.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that, at first glance, thought it looked like a Lincoln?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have the same sentiment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        probably because the waterfall grille looks almost the same as the MKS, but except there's no split in the middle, but where the badge is covered up, it makes it look like Lincoln's split grille.

        Looks better, IMO.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @brn I thought it looked like a Lincoln too, and a bit of Mercury Milan with those front fog lights
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nope, my first thought too. MKS in Buick Taupe/Sand/Neutral/Whatever.

        Peace
        policy
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nope. I will say however that it seems that GM can build a better Lincolnt than Lincoln it self can these days. Just look at the future LaCrosse.
        stealthebeatles
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, it looks a lot like the MKS now that I think of it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, I really like it from the rear 3/4 view.... put it next to an accord, a camry and a tl.... cover up the badges and as the public which one looks better.
      I think the Buick would win. It's elegant and understated, but not blah boring or pseudo sporty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Caught ? Who the hell was looking for it anyway ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      BUICK'S have always been very fine automobiles.. among the very best as far as reliablity and the fuel mileage is almost unbelievable for a fairly large car.. 30+ mpg is the norm for highway travel. and the 3800 V-6 has no equal for reliablity and endurance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uhh hello guys? Opel Insignia???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are you sure its not some Chinese knock-off?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Have you seen the Buicks stateside? Talk about unimaginative, uninspiring, styling. I see better lines on electric wheelchairs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hello,everyone.I'm from China.My English is not good.
      After reading your comments,I'm so suprised that Mr.Neutral is so familiar with the auto-situation in China.
      Comparing to the westen countries,there is a very wide gap between the chinese car manufactures and yours.
      Lots of Chinese people have little knowledge about autotechnologies,and the culture of autos in China is still young.Not like the youngsters in US,they have a garage of themselves and have chances to repair and refit the car with their father and borthers.
      When GM lauch the new Buick Regal here,can we get the car with almost the latest technologies.As a consumer,I'm pleased to see that.
      And today,GM,VW,BMW help us to establish many college of automobiles,lots of youngsters are studying autodesign and mechanics in China and in westen countries.After graduate,they work for GM,VW,BMW,HONDA....and also lots of them try to develop the chinese automobile industy.
      After I read the famous book"the world is flat",I hope that we can take advantage of each other's strengths and make our countries and our lifes better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a better Malibu!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree that it does look better than the Malibu. I think the proportions are better and that this car will prove to be even more solid than the Malibu. I do know that this platform is suppose to be underpinning the next Malibu so that should be a taste of what is to come.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At first glance it looks Mercury/Lincoln-esque. I miss the Buick names of lore. Where is my Skylark and Regal. The Lacrosse be damned I want the Regal. Now GM isn't bringing back the El Camino? I'm glad Checy stuck with the Malibu but I wonder why the Cruise instead of Cobalt or Cavaliar? Too many name changes over at GM. And...What marketing bonehead decided all cars needed to only have letters and numbers for cars?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Buick is going to kill with both these new designs!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Buick might just rub shoulders with Lexus when these come out. They need to prove that they will stay togther but GM has never been a car company that was just plain bad (yes they had some bad cars but not as a whole). I think it is exciting that they will have three cars that are possible world class at the same time. I am not saying that they will blow away Lexus but they have a style that is exciting and enjoyable to the eyes. At the very least they can be shown at the same time with Acura, and the new TL is a great car but just bad on the eyes. It is a shame that they don't have the Chinese rear wheel drive car here in America to beat Acura.
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