We’re thrilled to see the 2018 Buick Regal GS will arrive with power from a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine, but there’s always something to love about a hot station wagon. Feast your eyes on the Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer.
It’s Opel’s hot wagon, and before you ask, it has no chance of coming to the United States. Instead, Buick will be graced with the Regal TourX, which is a copy of the Insignia Country Tourer, not the sleeker Sports Tourer seen here. There won’t be a GS version of Buick’s wagon, either.
Opel debuted the Insignia GSi Sports Tourer ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it may be had with Opel’s new 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel engine as well. The unit makes 210 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. However, a familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also available—it’s the same engine from the outgoing Buick Regal GS.
Like the Insignia Grand Sport GSi, Opel has applied the same performance enhancements to the wagon. Short and lower springs, a FlexRide chassis, and plenty of tuning time on the Nürburgring is present for the spacious and sporty Insignia GSi Sports Tourer. All-wheel drive is also standard, and an exclusive “GSi Competition” mode is present that allows drivers to nix some of the electronic assists. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires and Brembo brakes provide grip and stopping power.
In the design department, it looks identical to the handsome Insignia Grand Sport GSi with a wider front clip and gaping, chrome air intakes. The rear looks properly chiseled as well. To boot, it boasts 58 cubic feet of cargo room for fun and functionality.
We suppose we’ll settle on the fact North America is treated to V6 power, while Europe gets the sexy, performance station wagon.