The last attempt at getting Americans excited about wagons again was the previous generation Cadillac CTS, which also arrived in bonkers V trimmings. Since then, the wagon front has been quiet from General Motors, but a recent trademark filing told otherwise.
We originally discovered a GM filing for the Buick Regal TourX, which we ventured to guess was a clue into an upcoming, next-generation Regal wagon. And it seems the inference was correct.
AutoGuide reports Buick confirmed a wagon variant for the 2018 Regal at an annual dealer meeting, where dealers were shown the 2018 Enclave crossover, Regal and hopped up Regal GS. Powertrain specifics were not told, but all-wheel drive seems like a given.
In a time when crossovers are booming, a wagon introduction seems misguided. However, even with Buick backing off the “white space” motif, it seems there’s still some spunk coming to the brand’s portfolio.
The 2017 Opel Insignia and Vauxhall variant, which will also become our 2018 Buick Regal, is set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in just a few months. We’d imagine a Buick Regal introduction won’t be far off.