Chinese Buick division will soon introduce a restyled version of the Regal. Models tweaked the exterior design, there are changes in terms of technology.
The current Regal is a twin of the Opel Insignia, Buick badged car sold in China and yet in the United States (the model will soon leave the American market). That’s only if States are Regal as the Insignia in Europe, available as a liftback and wagon, then in China is a sedan. Original Opel updated at the end of last year, completely restyled family was unveiled in January. And soon will present a modernized Chinese “cityradio”. By the way, the updated Regal lit up even earlier Insignia: photo of a Buick made in the database of the Ministry of industry of the PRC in October. And now on the forum of the local newspaper Autohome has pictures of the “chetyrehdverki”, caught in the wild, in addition to the paparazzi managed to look at the salon.
Outwardly, the Regal still repeats Insignia, despite the fact that GM sold Opel brand to the French group PSA: sedan got the same grille with chrome vipralipsa die, the same upgraded front bumper and headlamps, rectangular exhaust pipes (previously round). But in now there is an important difference – restyled “cityradio” have lost their traditional gear lever instead mounted keypad.
According to documents, the Chinese certification body, to replace petrol 170-strong “turboservice” 1.5 came the 1.3 turbo engine with a power of 158 HP Number of cylinders, the Ministry of industry does not have, but most likely, it “turbotron”, because in China many models of Buick switched to three cylinders. Four cylinder turbo 2.0 remained in the ranks, but his return was cut from 261 to 230 HP
All-wheel drive sedan Regal is not allowed, although the Insignia is 4WD version. For pre-reform “chetyrehdverki” Buick includes one box – nine-storyed “automatic” Hydra-Matic, it’s probably kept for the updated model. Note, Insignia other motor gamma (for example, Opel is offered also with diesel engine).
“Celestial” media reports that the official presentation of the refreshed Regal will hold this spring. Prices are still unknown. The old sedan worth 172 800 yuan, equivalent to about 24 $ 400 at the current rate.
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