Buick has all but confirmed it will bring a wagon variant of the next Regal to the North American market when it shows face later this year. And, since General Motors’ European subsidiary, Opel, has already shown off the 2018 Insignia Grand Sport, we have an idea of what to expect for an all-new Buick wagon.
Except, this wagon will certainly not be marketed as a “station wagon.” That’s a dirty word to Americans, conjuring thoughts of bloated people movers with faux wood paneling. Instead, Buick will likely call this the 2018 Regal TourX.
Our digital artisan, RM Design, has rendered what the 2018 Buick Regal TourX could look like when it does officially show its proportions off to the world, borrowing heavily from Opel, of course. For reference, we’ve also included our rendering of the 2018 Regal sedan below.
Buick will likely differentiate the 2018 Regal TourX with standard all-wheel drive and a raised ride height to keep those aforementioned station wagon thoughts at bay. Think Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.
The same fluid and sharp shapes gracing the Insignia Grand Sport sedan will no doubt be present with the Regal TourX, though conservative amounts of plastic body cladding will portray a more off-road appearance. Remember, this is not a station wagon.
We’re expecting to see the 2018 Buick Regal debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, but we think the TourX will hold off for a tad longer. In the meantime, you can read everything we know about the upcoming Regal and tell us what you think in the comment section below.