For those hoping for a hopped-up Buick Regal TourX, it’s not going to happen. What we could refer to as a Buick Regal TourX GS isn’t in the cards after Buick chief Duncan Aldred stated there are “no plans” to offer other engines.
That means the 2018 Buick Regal TourX will soldier on with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine solely. Coincidentally, Holden’s version of the Regal TourX—the Holden Commodore Tourer—will be powered exclusively by GM’s 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine.
The Regal TourX represents Buick’s first wagon in over a decade and aims to challenge premium rivals such as Audi and take on more mainstream offerings such as the Subaru Outback. A higher ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive help turn the Regal TourX into a plush soft-roader.
The performance formula differs across the globe this time around. While the previous Buick Regal GS offered a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, the 2018 Buick Regal GS steps up to the aforementioned 3.6-liter V6. In Europe, the new Opel Insignia GSi gains the Regal’s old 2.0-liter turbo engine. No word on if GSi ultimately replaces the Insignia OPC—which used a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6—or if there’s more to come from OPC.
Speaking of hot wagons, though, Opel will sell one; the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer GSi has been spied and it has us pretty jealous.