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2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China

Peugeot (PSA technically) owns the Opel car brand, but somehow, Buick is still getting access to their designs. We're not just talking about the lack-luster Buick brand in America, but the one in China, which is said to be hugely profitable.
2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China 5 photos
2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China2020 Opel Insignia Leaked as a Buick Regal in China
So the best way to know what Opel is up to is to keep in touch with China. Profits and sales are huge there, so you'll often see debuts there which take many more months to reach other corners of the world. And that's probably the case with the Opel Insignia, otherwise known as the Buick Regal.

The Regal and Insignia are not 100% the same car, especially as this Chinese model could be a conventional sedan versus the German car which has a hatchback. But these are unmistakably the headlights of the 2020 Insignia, the ones we've looked at in dozens of spyshots.

Those headlights have a little notch at the bottom, exactly like those of the fresh Opel Corsa. Also, the grille has been revised, but the one Opel uses will obviously get a different logo. Other small revisions can be seen on the bumpers, though we always knew the Insignia update wouldn't be a radical one. For reference, we've added the soon-to-be-replaced model in the gallery (the blue one).

From what we understand, Opel's design studios in Germany are open for hire, which would explain why an outside company has access. Also, Buick will keep importing the European sedan and wagon for a couple more years, although this Chinese model is made locally.

Engine-wise we expect everything to be from Peugeot, which also means a lot of downsizing. Since this is a fleet car, the bulk of the sales should come from a 1.5 diesel with up to 130 HP or the 2-liter diesel making 150 or 180 HP. Also, a 1.2 turbo with 130 HP should be available, along with an eventual plug-in hybrid system. So nothing too big or powerful here.

Local website Sohu talks about this 2020 Buick Regal being offered with 1.3, 1.5 and 2-liter turbo engines.

 
 
 
 
 

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