We've seen spy shots of the base Opel Insignia wearing facelifted front and rear ends, and now it appears that the more potent OPC version will be benefitting from a nip/tuck, as well.

The front bumper has been redesigned, incorporating new air intakes – toned-down versions of the model's signature fangs – as well as a new grille. Out back, there will be minimal changes to the overall fascia, most likely stuff like slightly redesigned taillamps, and inside, these spy shots show a larger navigation/infotainment screen sitting atop the center console.

This is all well and good for the Insignia, but we're wondering how these changes will impact North America's Buick Regal GS. No, it may not share the same powertrain punch as the Euro-spec OPC, but visually, the cars are nearly identical. When questioned about possible changes for the GS, a Buick spokesperson told us that the automaker "can't comment" on any changes at this point. Even so, we wouldn't be surprised if some small changes come our way in the next year or so.


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      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks great as is, no facelift needed
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would expect the Regal to get more power and the Opel to be cut back some. The price of the OPC is so high it is a tough sell in Europe in a bad economy. If they make it and the Regal more inline it would reduce cost for GM and it may improve the Regal here with out adding tot he cost. If they had brought the GS here as the OPC was no one would have paid the near $60K price. A $38k sticker is bad enough for a Regal.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      DISPLAY NAME
      • 2 Years Ago
      I absolutely agree with previous commenter. Seriously, the Regal needs AWD option. The current 2.0 270 HP (GS trim) on front wheel drive is too much stress. Also, it needs some diet. I mean, the car weighs quite a lot (3600-3700 Ibs). I understand AWD adds more weight, but it will level out if it had diet. Then, yes, I strongly believe it will be competitive. One of kind.
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Regal needs a facelift, a diet plan, and AWD, then it will be competitive.
      Mchicha
      • 2 Years Ago
      someone sucked the mojo right out of buick
      Tom Biddlecombe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they do something with the GS... It's too underpowered and wrong wheel drive. And don't think I'm just some hater here. I actually WAS going to get one, until they announced the lack of awd. Removing those nice Recaro seats was just another expected GM move at watering down a product to save money and was icing on the cake.
        AlphaGnome
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tom Biddlecombe
        Wrong wheel drive? Seriously? Why is it nowadays that if a car lacks AWD it automatically sucks? It's just not necessary... It adds weight and increases the price for a feature that most will only benefit from if there snow piling up on the road. Again, is it nice to have? Yes. Is it necessary? No.
      Iain Fulton
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they add some options to it that it has been missing....rear view camera??? Can't not have it in a car like this. Also a slight bump in fuel economy is needed and the game is being stepped up.
        DISPLAY NAME
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Iain Fulton
        I'm sorry, but if you need rear view camera in order to park this car, then consider a Fiat 500/ Mini/ Smart. For huge truck or RV yes, it defiantly needs rear view camera in order to see clearly "blind spot" while parking...
        AlphaGnome
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Iain Fulton
        I've had my 2012 GS for almost a month now and can honestly say a rear view camera isn't necessary. It has parking sensors and mirrors... So to say you can't not have it in this car is like saying you can't not have cruise control... Is it nice to have? Yes. Is it necessary? No. I will agree that an increase in fuel economy would be welcome!
      FoxJ30
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's just hope they clean up the interior a bit. The instrument panel glitters in a bit too much chrome, the center stack has a lot of buttons, and the plastic on the transmission tunnel feels cheap and poorly attached. Even if it was just less plastic chrome and slightly better materials...
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would be nice if with this restyling the Buick and Opel models become one. No more waterfall grill for Buick, and that horizontal one for Opel. No more trim or tuning differences. Make the cars essentially the SAME. With that chance, maybe we'll get that new Opel Adam here in the US.
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