2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery

When the 2012 Buicks start rolling into showrooms next year, they will no longer be wearing trim level badges such as CX, CXL, and CXS. As Buick continues to reinvent itself to be more of a competitor to brands like Audi, Acura and Lexus, it is following a similar path by not distinguishing trim levels as separate models. Instead the content within those trim levels will be bundled as option packages much as Audi offers their prestige and premium packs and Acura uses designations like technology and advanced packages.

While some brands limit the combinations to only what's available in the packages, Buick will continue to offer some standalone options such as sunroofs that can be paired with other packages.

One exception to this rule will be special models such as a "hypothetical" (at least in official Buick terms) Regal GS. Spokeswoman Michelle Bunker confirmed to Autoblog that If (when) Buick were to build such a high-performance version of the new Regal it would get a special designation like GS.


  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.0T
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Opel Insignia OPC
  • Opel Insignia OPC
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Testing at the Opel Dudenhoffen Proving Ground
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Buick Regal 2.4
  • Joachim Winkelhock in the center, Manuel Reuter on the right
  • Manuel Reuter
  • Buick Regal 2.4 at the Nurburgring
  • Buick Regal 2.4 at the Nurburgring
  • Buick Regal 2.4 at the Nurburgring
  • Buick Regal 2.4 at the Nurburgring
  • Buick Regal 2.4 at the Nurburgring
  • Nurburgring
  • Nurburgring
  • Nurburgring
  • Jim Federico, vehicle line executive GM Global mid-size platform
  • Malcolm Ward, design manager Buick Regal/Opel Insignia
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Buick Regal on the Russellsheim assembly line
  • Jim Federico, vehicle line executive GM Global mid-size platform

Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc. and General Motors

[Source: Automotive News, Buick]


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