2011 Buick Regal Spotted in Michigan During Photo Shoot

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A few days after General Motors officially announced that it is planning to sell the Opel Insignia as the Buick Regal in the States, and a sharp-eyed FaceBook user spotted the mid-size sedan in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan as it was being photographed outside the Art Museum (or so the poster claims). The picture was then posted on Buick's official FaceBook page.

We can't be sure if this is the actual North American spec model that will go on sale within the next year or so, but we can say that it looks slightly different than the Chinese spec Buick Regal as this example is clearly based on the European Insignia featuring the same-shaped larger front grille and lower air inlets.

Although it is shares the same Epsilon 2 platform with the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the Regal is 7-inches shorter than the latter measuring 190-in. (4,830mm) in length meaning that when it goes on sale in the U.S. sometime towards the end of 2010 or early 2011, it will fit right under the LaCrosse in Buick's car range both size- and price-wise.

Source: Facebook , Via: Autoblog.com