2017 Buick Regal Grand National & Buick Regal GNX
After a 20-year hiatus, the Buick Regal Grand National and its high-performance Regal GNX variant are expected to make a return sometime in the 2016-2017 time frame. Here is some information we’ve gathered about the 2017 Regal Grand National and Regal GNX. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await any official details from General Motors and Buick.
A Regal Grand National and high-performance Regal GNX sport-luxury coupe based on GM’s highly-acclaimed Alpha vehicle architecture shared with the Cadillac ATS, 2014 Cadillac CTS, and sixth-generation Chevy Camaro.
The Regal GN and GNX coupes will be joined by the Regal sedan.
It has been reported that General Motors has recognized market demand for a sport-luxury vehicle from Buick. The Buick Regal, which is effectively a rebadged Opel-Vauxhall Insignia based on GM’s front-drive Epsilon II vehicle architecture, was rumored to not be meeting GM’s sales volume expectations. So to serve the market better, GM might have decided to try a different approach with the rear-drive Alpha-based Regal sedan and Regal Grand National coupe.
We expect the Regal Grand National to return for the 2017 model year vehicle, with market availability in late 2016. The high-performance Regal GNX should follow shortly thereafter.
Full specs will become available when the Regal GN and Regal GNX are announced.
The 2017 Regal Grand National is expected to offer the following engine choices:
- 2.0 liter turbocharged I4 LTG making roughly 250 horsepower
- 3.6 liter naturally aspirated V6 LFX making over 300 horsepower
- New 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 LF3 making over 400 horsepower
All engines will be direct injected and feature Variable Valve Timing, among other features.