The Buick Regal's back and with stellar styling and the promise of a manual transmission, it's trying to prove GM's serious about making the blue-haired brand appealing to whipper-snappers. We drove it yesterday and frankly, it's pretty good.
Jim Frederico, chief engineer for Buick, just told assembled journalists at the ride-and-drive for the new Buick Regal that it'll receive a manny tranny as an available option — assumingly the same as the Opel Insignia's — sometime after launch.
The Buick Regal is officially back, a re-badged Opel Insignia sporting two Ecotec four-cylinder engines including a 220HP turbo version with 29 MPG fuel economy. GM's out for mid-size entry-luxe blood with design and equipment set to turn some heads.
It looks as though the North American Buick Regal will feature a slightly different look than the China-spec model if this image posted to Buick's official Facebook page is any indication. But that's not the real story.
We've known since August, but now It's official. At a meeting today, GM announced to their network of Buick dealers the new mid-size sport sedan from Buick will be none other than the Regal.
We've already told you the Buick Regal is back. We've also told you the unfortunate news the brand's new hotness will only be available in China. We've also already shown you the very first spy photos of the new Regal, looking stunning in silver. Well, now the folks over at ChinaCarTimes have caught the new Opel…