2018 Buick Regal hatch, TourX wagon: An Opel Insignia for America

The sixth generation Buick Regal is, for a second time, a rebadged Opel Insignia, but this time it will built in Germany, and will be available as a wagon.


The Buick Regal sedan will be replaced in 2018 model year by the new Regal Sportback liftback. The Sportback comes standard with a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder.

In FWD models, the Sportback has a 9-speed auto, and 250hp (186kW) and 260 lb-ft (353Nm). AWD versions have an 8-speed auto, but more torque with 295 lb-ft (400Nm).

The TourX wagon is an American Opel Insignia Country Tourer. It has taller suspension, twin-clutch AWD, and the more powerful 2-liter turbo.

Standard items on the Regal Sportback and TourX include 7-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, push-button start and entry, Hill Start Assist, 10 airbags, universal home remote, and heated side mirrors.

Optional items include an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, Bose sound system, lane change alert with blind spot monitoring, reverse parking assist, automated front pedestrian braking, lane keeping assistance, forward collision alert, and adaptive cruise control with automated braking.

The Sportback is available in four trims standard, Preferred, Preferred II and Essence, and the TourX is available in standard, Preferred and Essence.

The Buick Regal Sportback and TourX go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2017.



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