The California Air Resources Board has spoiled a big, Buick station wagon-sized surprise. The most recent CARB certifications have listed a Buick Regal Tour X as in compliance with its regulations featuring a 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine, per a Motor1 discovery.
We first broke news of the Buick Regal wagon years ago when it was discovered General Motors had applied to trademark the “Tour X” name. It has since been widely speculated the name will be applied to a wagon variant of the all-new, 2018 Buick Regal.
The certifications show the Regal Tour X will be available with all-wheel drive only and with either an eight-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission. As for other powertrains, we’re still in the dark, but a 3.6-liter LGX V6 is also likely.
Recently, a report surfaced the 2018 Buick Regal will completely ditch its four-door sedan layout and adopt a five-door hatchback layout, via the 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport. The Regal Tour X wagon will also be a rebadge of the 2017 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer. And we’re okay with that because spaciousness never looked so sexy.
Buick has already confirmed it will end all speculation surrounding the 2018 Regal when it debuts the vehicle on April 4, 2017, ahead of the 2017 New York International Auto Show.