Leaked images of the 2020 Buick Regal have surfaced on the internet, previewing upcoming design changes for the related Holden Commodore and Euro-market Opel/Vauxhall Insignia.
First published by Autoweek.nl, the pair of images show a bronze Regal sedan with subtle design changes compared to the model currently on sale in markets like the US and China, appearing to draw upon Opel's new design language that debuted with the all-new Corsa hatchback.
Up front there's a revised grille which features a thinner chrome bar and a new mesh insert, flanked by sharper headlights with revised internals and a new LED signature – clearly inspired by the look of the Corsa.
There's a new grille lower down that sports a sharper design, featuring revised intakes and LED light strips.
At the rear, the changes are even more subtle. The updated Buick Regal gets a new bumper with trapezoid-shaped tailpipe finishers, and what appears to be lightly revised tail-light clusters.
These changes seem constant with the camouflaged Opel/Vauxhall Insignia prototypes that have been spied testing in Europe in recent months, likely previewing the changes for the Australian-market Holden Commodore, though that's still to be confirmed.
In China, the Regal is offered with 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, developing 125kW/252Nm and 192kW/350Nm respectively.
Further details for the Chinese-market model will be revealed closer to when the Regal officially goes on sale.
We're waiting to hear back from Holden regarding any details of a forthcoming refresh for the local Commodore range, so stay tuned for an update.
So far this year sales of the company's Euro-sourced large car have been slipping by around 36 per cent, with 419 units registered for the month of September (down 37.6 per cent) and 4369 units year-to-date to September 30 (down 36.4 per cent).
Despite slowing sales, the Commodore is Australia's top selling large passenger vehicle by some margin, accounting for 67.8 per cent of the segment's sales this year, well ahead of the Kia Stinger (20.5 per cent share) and Skoda Superb (10.9 per cent).