Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

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    Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon
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    April 4, 2017



    DETROIT -- With sedan sales in a tailspin, General Motors is taking the Buick Regal in a slightly different direction with its latest redesign.

    The sixth-generation Regal will be available in the U.S. as a four-door hatchback and a wagon, with no traditional sedan, GM said Tuesday.

    “We’re finding new ways to stand out,” said Buick brand chief Duncan Aldred. “More of the same won’t sell in this segment.”

    The Regal Sportback and TourX, both scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter, will be assembled by Opel in Ruesselsheim, Germany, despite GM’s recently agreement to sell Opel to PSA Group of France. GM’s product development chief, Mark Reuss, said the sale will have “no impact” on Buick in the immediate future.

    The Sportback, which is expected to account for a majority of Regal volume, will be sold in Canada and the U.S. It’s about 200 pounds lighter than the outgoing Regal.

    The TourX, which is 3.4 inches longer, 1.1 inches taller and 500 pounds heavier than the Sportback, will be available only in the U.S., Reuss said. Occupants ride higher in the TourX, giving buyers one of the advantages that has helped draw U.S. consumers to crossovers.

    “It’s something we’ve wanted for years, and now finally it is here,” Reuss said of the TourX.

    Sullivan said the incremental cost of bringing the wagon to the U.S. in addition to the higher-volume hatchback is likely minimal. He noted that the few other wagons sold in the U.S., including the Subaru Outback and Mercedes E-class, tend to attract very desirable, affluent buyers.

    “There’s definitely a very attractive customer that buys them,” Sullivan said. “It’s the kind of customer you’d love to have, but it’s a very, very small market.”

    The Sportback is available either in front-wheel drive, with a nine-speed transmission, or all-wheel drive with an eight-speed. The TourX is available only in all-wheel drive. Both body styles are powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque with all-wheel drive.
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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Canada is not getting the TourX. That makes no sense at all.

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    I want a wagon so damn bad, but I hate the stupid pseudo-SUV cladding. I hope like hell there's a cladding delete option.
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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Yawn, I like the previous Generation better. I love how they take all these weird angle shots to make the profile look better.
    I think GM, and BUICK could have done much better.
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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post

    One can only hope Holden offers this interior in the Commodore instead of the one colour fits all boring grey/black!

    But going by past experience, it wont happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Yawn, I like the previous Generation better. I love how they take all these weird angle shots to make the profile look better.
    I think GM, and BUICK could have done much better.
    I got to agree, the OPC looks dramatic, like fluids in motion.

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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    I assume we are not getting this gauge cluster? Wouldn't make sense for the press photos to not show the top trim features.


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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Car View Post
    One can only hope Holden offers this interior in the Commodore instead of the one colour fits all boring grey/black!

    But going by past experience, it wont happen.
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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    I like the wagon but the hatch looks a little odd at the angle in which it is shown here. I hope they look better and more upscale in person than here because I just saw my first new La Crosse in motion on the streets today and not sitting still on a dealer lot. I wasn't all that impressed, like oh that's a new La Crosse, big deal.

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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by 96RIV View Post
    I want a wagon so damn bad, but I hate the stupid pseudo-SUV cladding. I hope like hell there's a cladding delete option.
    Get one in Ebony Twilight then they practically disappear.

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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    I assume we are not getting this gauge cluster? Wouldn't make sense for the press photos to not show the top trim features.

    Don't feel bad, I'm pretty sure Buick isn't getting an "exclusive" program, either.

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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    I guess they decided not to pursue the sedan variant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96RIV View Post
    I want a wagon so damn bad, but I hate the stupid pseudo-SUV cladding. I hope like hell there's a cladding delete option.

    It kind of gives me a Subaru vibe.
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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Both the sedan and wagon look good.

    But after being teased with the Avenir and Avista - A hint of disappointment

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    Re: Buick Reshapes 2018 Regal Lineup with Hatchback, Wagon

    Why is this so heavy?

    Sedan 3750-3900 lbs
    http://media.buick.com/media/us/en/b...sportback.html

    TourX 4240-4289 lbs
    http://media.buick.com/media/us/en/b...gal-tourx.html

    The Malibu 2.0T only weighs 3300lbs.

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