Ultimately, the design changes come down to revised front and rear fascias, new headlights that mimic Opel’s latest designs, and a new trapezoidal tailpipe design. These design changes are likely to be mirrored across the Regal lineup, seeing changes for the Regal Sportback and TourX, as well as the sportier Regal GS sedan. However, there is a danger that the updated Regal might not even reach the United States. Sales have dwindled for the mid-sized offering, with only 8,849 units sold in the first nine months of 2019. We’ve already seen Buick drop the Opel-based Cascada from its line-up, so the Regal could be next.
Buick will be focusing more on crossovers going forward, with a compact Encore GX arriving in 2020, while a new three-row crossover is expected to borrow underpinnings from the Cadillac XT6 and GMC Acadia.