Buick can keep the 2018 Regal under lock and key all it wants, but the fact of the matter is this: what you see in the 2018 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer and its variants is a near carbon copy of what the 2018 Buick Regal will look like.
We know this because, after much speculation, the 2018 Holden NG Commodore also became a carbon copy of the Insignia. Previously, it was thought the first imported Commodore would have unique sheet metal. That is not the case.
So, when Opel unveiled the Insignia Sports Tourer, we effectively received our first look at a long-rumored Buick Regal wagon. We’ve spied it testing, dealers have confirmed its existence and even spotted trademarks for the “TourX” name that will likely grace the vehicle in North America.
Like we detailed in the past, the only question left unanswered is if the Insignia Sports Tourer or Insignia Country Tourer will become our Regal TourX. The Sports Tourer receives a traditional wagon body style, while the yet to be revealed Country Tourer will benefit from a raised ride height and minimal off-road inspired design cues. Our bet is on the Country Tourer to further remind Americans, whenever the Regal wagon shows face, it isn’t a traditional station wagon.
Whichever form it takes, there’s no denying the latest Insignia range is shaping up to be quite handsome, and we’re sure the wagon will look right at home with a Buick tri-shield badge placed upon it.