Almost every Opel model has its Buick sibling in North America, but you probably know that already. Well, judging by the latest reports, this is going to happen with the Opel Insignia Country Tourer too. We know that because the car manufacturer just announced the arrival of the 2018 Buick Regal Tourx. The all-new wagon will arrive together with the sedan model, so you can expect them early next year, most likely at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show.
2018 Buick Regal Tourx: Styling and Chassis
Since we already saw the testing model, we can conclude that the interesting wagon looks completely the same as the sedan version. Well, not totally, but three-quarter are identical. The only difference is the rear hatch, but this is pretty logical since it’s a wagon. In any case, the car sports pretty aggressive front fascia with a striking grille and interesting bumper, while the hood appears to be very streamlined. Altogether, the 2018 Buick Regal Tourx looks pretty dynamic, especially because of the interesting rear end that narrows down around the back glass.
Both the regular and the 2018 Buick Regal wagon will ride on the same platform. It’s actually Malibu’s E2XX that features an impressive interior arrangement. This way there will be more than enough space for passengers and cargo. The chassis isn’t too stretchable at all. It’s specially designed for mid-size cars. Still, it benefits lightweight and more rigid materials, so it is excellent choice for the Buick Regal Tourx.
The interesting model will most likely offer two engine options. The base will mill should be Malibu’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 163 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In case you need more power for your wagon, you will be able to choose a 2.0-liter engine with 250 horsepower. Front-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive offered as option. Still, no matter which drivetrain you pick, you will get an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The carmaker hasn’t said anything regarding the price, yet we think it will start from 20,000. On the other hand, the range-topping all-wheel drive model could easily double the price.
Judging by the newest rumors, Buick and Opel are reconsidering to add the same high-riding vehicle. It will be very interesting to see the SUV Regal.