Just the other day, General Motors announced that Buick's next injection of fresh product will revive the Regal nameplate that's been absent in the United States for six full years. Based on the same Epsilon II platform as the latest 2010 Buick LaCrosse but about seven inches shorter, the Regal is expected to hit the market with a price that's thousands less than its bigger brother.

Though the Regal has been on sale in China for a little while now, the North American model will apparently differ slightly from that sedan, as can be seen in the photo above, which was recently captured by an eagle-eyed Facebook user and uploaded to Buick's official FB page.

Most readily apparent is the altered front fascia, which features a slightly larger and more rounded-off version of Buick's trademark chrome waterfall grille. Also note the redesigned lower openings below the grille and headlamps along with the new squared-off fog lamps. Thankfully, it seems the American Regal might not sport the chrome fender vents of the Chinese model.

[Source: Facebook]