The new 2009 Buick Regal has made its debut in China. Shanghai GM, a joint venture between GM and Shanghai revealed the car to the Chinese market yesterday. The new Regal is basically a rebadged 2009 Opel Insignia that we saw at the 2008 Paris Auto Show; however minor details were changed to give the car a Buick look and feel with a new grille, side air-vents and turn signals embedded into the side-view mirrors.
The Buick Regal will arrive in showrooms across China later this year with an entry level 2.4L 4-cylinder unit producing 165-hp. A 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 217-hp will also be available. Both models will mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with a 6-speed automatic available as an option. 0 to 62 mph comes in 9.8 seconds for the 2.4L and 7.8 seconds for the 2.0 turbo.
The Opel Insignia will also make its way to the U.S. as a Saturn Aura later next year.
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2009 Buick Regal:
Source: GM (via CarScoop)