2019 Buick Regal Sportback
The Buick Regal Sportback receives a few minor changes and updates for the 2019 model year, which represents the second model year of the sixth-generation Regal.
Changes, Updates, New Features
Following are highlights of the changes, updates and new features for the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback:
- Addition of Regal Avenir model in front-wheel-drive
- Addition of Whisper Beige seats with Ebony interior accents interior (for Regal Avenir)
- Addition of 19-inch aluminum wheels with Pearl Nickel finish (for Regal Avenir)
- Addition of ionizing air cleaner on Essence (1SL), Avenir (1SU) and GS (1SX)
See the complete list of 2019 Buick Regal changes and updates.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is a midsize four-door vehicle. From the outside, it looks like a standard sedan, when in reality it features a unique liftback-style trunk/hatch that lifts back the trunk as well as the rear glass. The Regal GS is a higher-performance variant of the Regal Sportback.
In North America, the 2019 Regal family also includes the Regal TourX, which is a ruggedized, midsize wagon. In China, the Regal is offered exclusively as a four-door sedan that looks just like the Regal Sportback, but has a “regular” sedan trunk.
Like all sixth-generation units of the Buick Regal, the 2019 Regal Sportback rides on GM’s E2 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- 2019 Buick Regal variants:
- Opel Insignia (second generation) / Vauxhaull Insignia
- Holden Commodore NG
- Chevrolet Malibu (second generation)
- Cadillac XT4 (first generation)
- Buick LaCrosse (third generation), which rides on the long wheelbase variant of E2 platform
Engines & Transmissions
The 2019 Buick Regal range is offered with the following engines and transmissions.
|Manufacturer||Brand||Model||Engine||Wheel Drive||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|General Motors Company||Buick||Regal Sportback||2.0L I4 Turbo LTG DOHC||Front wheel drive||9-speed auto M3D||250 / 186.4 @ 5400||260 / 351 @ 2000-5200|
|General Motors Company||Buick||Regal Sportback||2.0L I4 Turbo LTG DOHC||All wheel drive||8-speed auto MRC||250 / 186.4 @ 5400||295 / 395 @ 3000-4000|
|General Motors Company||Buick||Regal Sportback GS||3.6L V6 Naturally Aspirated LGX DOHC||All wheel drive||9-speed auto M3T||310 / 231 @ 6800||282 / 381 @ 5200|
|General Motors Company||Buick||Regal TourX||2.0L I4 Turbo LTG DOHC||All wheel drive||8-speed auto MRC||250 / 186.4 @ 5400||295 / 395 @ 3000-4000|
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is assembled at the GM-Opel Russelsheim factory by GM Europe for the North American market. A plant operated by GM China and its partner, SAIC, assembles the Regal Sedan for the Chinese domestic market.
The 2019 Buick Regal follows the regular GM model year rollover sequence and launches in the third quarter of the 2018 calendar year in North America.
We expect that the current, sixth-generation Buick Regal will remain in production for at least the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 model years, and that an all-new, future Buick Regal will launch after the 2023-2024 model years.
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