Buick Teases New Compact Sedan — Is The Opel Astra Coming To The US?

A 2011 Buick Regal press conference saw the company reveal a teaser of an up and coming compact sedan. There is little known about the sedan, however it is expected that the new model is based on the Buick Excelle XT, or simply just the Opel Astra.

General Motors will restyle the Excelle for American buyers, and this model will fit below the new Regal (Opel Insignia) model.

The hatchback design will allow for a new front bumper, larger grille, restyled headlights and a new set of hood-mounted portholes.

Power is expected to come from a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with about 135kW and 180Nm of torque.

Oh, by the way, this model has already been caught testing on the roads.


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