• Oct 30, 2009
Click above to watch the video after the jump

A couple of weeks back, General Motors officially announced that its next new Buick will carry a very familiar name: Regal. Two days later, the apparent U.S. spec Regal was added to Buick's Facebook page, revealing that the Regal sold here in the States will essentially be the same as the China spec Buick sedan, which is itself essentially a rebadged Opel Insignia. Got all that?

The only changes we noticed in the photo include a slightly larger and more rounded-off version of Buick's chrome waterfall grille and redesigned lower openings below the grille and headlamps along with the new squared-off fog lamps. After seeing a new "viral" video from Buick, we're more sure than ever that the FB Regal is the U.S. model.

Hit the jump to check out Buick's latest tease of the new Regal. The video was shot guerrilla hand-held style and it reveals nothing other than the front end of Buick's newest sedan. We do see, however, that the grille, badging and lower fascia shown in the video appear to be a match to the photo shown above. Judging by the uptick in Regal info emanating from the General, we're guessing the information floodgates will be opened up very soon.



[Source: Buick via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      hey Autoblog, you think the future we can filter out news about certain brands? I really hate opening the page and excitedly looking forward to new cars or videos or something INTERESTING and see frippin' BUICK and PONTIAC news instead :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        What is with the blind hatred for Buick?
        • 5 Years Ago
        ugly, boring, its a Buick, what other reason do you want?


        • 5 Years Ago
        @ 9600baud: Autoblog is FREE. You're not satisfied? Then just leave us alone, please! It's not like you're paying for the newsfeed.
        Grow up a little and come back when you're old enough to have a driving license
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, that Buick must be the best in decades, so I guess it's worth a look.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @dasupersprint91

        To those that care about Buick, I say let them knock themselves out, I really don't mind if others who are interested in it get thew news.

        I don't and never will care about Buick. So I dont wanna clutter the page with uninteresting (to me) news. Heck, even the apple blog lets you filter out iPhone news for those that dont care. I'm sure similar features can be implemented here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now, wait, let's be sympathetic here- I like Buick and would rather see Buick news than say, Toyota, but come on- this page must take FOREVER to load on only a 9600 baud modem!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you don't like it, leave.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's supposed to be a US-spec Regal... Where are the side markers ? Guess they're only teasing us with an Insignia wearing a Buick grille.

      Let's hope they bring the wagon too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know how, but they successfully managed to beat the Chinese version with the ugly stick. The front end looks way too rounded, bubbly, and just awkward...like the Buicks of yore I guess.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ugly? The grill on the Audi A6...now that's UGLY
      • 5 Years Ago
      The more I see that Brat in the backgrond, the more I wish Subaru would consider building a new one. Yes, it's that good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any chance they'll make a Grand National version?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Opel Insignia, (which this car basiclly is) was 2009 car of the year in Europe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That said, I really don't like the commenting system.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I REALLY like it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It does look Audi-ish but that is one sexy Buick!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can I get it with the supercharged 3800? If not, deals off.

      jk. Looks good so far. Lets hope it's not a Lacrosse only smaller.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's the question of the day. Will the Regal come with a wagon? Remember that GM killed the rebadged VUE crossover, so Buick only has the Enclave. It has no CUV from the Equinox/Terrain/SRX platform, which the VUE was built from.

      A while back on the Fritz Blog, Susan Dochtery said that Buick was not getting a wagon. Then a few weeks later, after the great reviews of the souped-up Opel Insignia wagon, Dochtery answered another question about a possible Buick Regal wagon with a very coy answer. That leads me to believe that Buick is considering bringing both the Insignia sedan and wagon to market as Buicks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't this kinda redundant, since we just got the new Lacrosse, and Caddy is making the ATS?

      Why is GM making competition for themselves?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This will slot between the Malibu and the ATS, and it's smaller than the LaCrosse. (think Malibu vs. Impala in terms of size)
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