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New Buick Regal in China

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...it's an Insignia with a new nose.

http://jalopnik.com/5051872/first-pictures...is-backin-china

If China can get the Insignia 4-door as a Buick, why can't North America get the 5-door as a Pontiac? Sure hell looks better than the re-nosed current one or a rebadged Malibu...

Because Pontiac will never get any Opel variants.

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Because Pontiac will never get any Opel variants.

Why not? Pontiac already gets Holden variants, Daewoo variants, Toyota variants, Chevy variants...

Edited by moltar

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Pontiac is getting a rebadge of the next Chevrolet Malibu.

That's stupid. Another lame decision like the G3. I thought GM was getting past the rebadging nonsense in the US...I guess not.

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That's stupid. Another lame decision like the G3. I thought GM was getting past the rebadging nonsense in the US...I guess not.

I hope that Pontiac getting a rebadge of the Chevrolet Cruze makes you feel better. :neenerneener::smilewide::duck:

Edited by Toyota.vs.GM

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I hope that Pontiac getting a rebadge of the Chevrolet Cruze makes you feel better. :neenerneener::smilewide::duck:

Not really. It's sad to see a once proud brand turned into nothing but rebadged rental cars...

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ZL-1    160
...it's an Insignia with a new nose.

How will this be marketed in China: below the LaCrosse? I'd say the 2 cars are too close to one another for the US market, but do you guys think it could work? :scratchchin:

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cire    2
How will this be marketed in China: below the LaCrosse? I'd say the 2 cars are too close to one another for the US market, but do you guys think it could work? :scratchchin:

It could work if they marketed the Insignia based car as a "4-door coupe" and the Invicta based design as a midsize sedan. My guess would be that the Insignia based model would have less passenger/cargo room due to its shorter wheelbase and coupe-like profile. The Invicta based design seems to be more upright and appears as though it will have passenger/cargo room similar to more mainstream midsize sedan models (as well as a longer wheelbase). Maybe the Insignia based car could be used to try to draw younger buyers into Buick showrooms.

I personally think the Insignia sedan would make a nice Pontiac Grand Prix, but PCS has already stated that it will never happen.

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It looks like a MKZ.

The concept looked so much better, and even the US spec car has a better nose.

I was thinking more along the lines of a Mercury Milan... wait... they're the same cars... never mind...

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ZL-1    160

I am surprised: not bad looking with a Buick grille. Maybe Saturn will get the smaller cars and progressively align with BPG, eventually replacing the 'P'.

Edited by ZL-1

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z28luvr01    170

Looks better as a Buick than as an Opel. Still not a fan, though. The side vent looks terrible. Can we please have some portholes instead?

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Blake Noble    147
Hmmmm. Well maybe there is something class leading about how it drives or its interior.

My money is on "no" here.

The Regal = the Insignia, just with different trim and badging. The interior will most likely be the same, as will it's driving dynamics.

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