Buick released two spyshots of the new model that will revive the Regal nameplate in the US. It is expected to be launched in 2010 and be sold as a model year 2011.
Ever since Buick declared the plan to create this model, it has been reluctant to provide details. These spyshots taken from the official Facebook profile of Buick give us a glimpse of how this model will appear.
Unfortunately, these images don't quite satisfy our desire to know all there is to know about the model. From what we see, the next Buick Regal will be in the form of a mid-size sedan, which we can only guess would be full of premium interior features.
The current Buick Regal is actually still on sale in China but it's likely to be replaced with the new model in 2010 as the company intends to simultaneously launch the car in both the US and China.
Susan Docherty, Buick GMC General Manager, said that the transformation of Buick began with its luxury crossover, the Buick Enclave and continued this year with the launch of the 2010 LaCrosse premium sedan.
In a press release, General Motors had said that it hopes the Regal nameplate will be as successful as the previous model as well as reach the heights achieved by the current 2010 LaCrosse.
GM said that despite being out of the market for 6 years, consumers still remember it as one of Buick's top nameplates. GM also cited the Regal name as having played a significant role in Buick's history for many years.