2019 Buick Regal TourX Wagon: What’s New16
GM made a rather brave decision to bring the new Buick Regal TourX to North America. The model delivers on Buick’s goal of filling white space in the industry, and we’ve heard a few anecdotal accounts that the ruggedized wagon is attracting new customers to the brand, though don’t have specific figures on that quite yet. And for the 2019 model, year, the lifted Regal wagon is getting just one change.
That change is in the form of a new feature – the ionizing cabin air cleaner, which aims to clean up the cabin air. It’s standard only on the range-topping Essence (1SL) trim level, and not available on the lesser base and Preferred trims..
|Trim Name||Trim Code||Model Code||Drive Wheels|
|Regal TourX (base)||1SV||4ZU35||AWD|
|Regal TourX Preferred||1SB||4ZW35||AWD|
|Regal TourX Essence||1SL||4ZY35||AWD|
By comparison, the sedan-like 2019 Regal Sportback gets a few more changes, including the introduction of a new high-end Avenir model,
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Getting rid of the plastic cladding would be a much better “option”!
The issue is that the TourX is not your regular wagon.
It’s a ruggedized wagon, which means it gets a higher suspension and the more off-road-look plastic cladding. The regular Regal Wagon doesn’t exist, but it would be the equivalent of the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer. By comparison, the current model is the equivalent of the ruggedized Insignia Sports Tourer called Country Tourer.
Here’s the differences…
I love this wagon with or without cladding. It has a beautiful Mark Adams design covered in Monza cues.
I like the front facada and the attention grabbing daytime running lights. TourX is a wagon I’d definatly buy. It provides utility while not being a CUV.
I was really hoping for a GS version of the TourX. The fact that GM is only adding a cabin air filter tells me it’s not selling as well as they’d like. Too bad.
Ford is shutting down production of cars except the Focus . GM must cut back severely it’s car lineup ., asap . Drop Buick as expensive Impalas or Malibus run about the same price and keep the Cruze . On second thought , reintroduce the Cavalier in sedan and coupe and turn the Cruze into a CUV ! Only field one Cadillac car model but enhance and expand the CUV products . CUVs are everywhere , people do not want to have to climb up to get out of these vehicles , many are overweight , have health problems or just want to sat higher for better visibility and protection from a potential accident . Look at ads for Kias , Hyundai , Ford etc you might see one car pictured but the rest are CUVs , Suvs and with Ford that includes their 150 truck . GM , the colossal corporate body SLUG moves so slowlyyyy . Wake up , your share values stinketh.
The difference is that Ford didn’t structure its car lines properly and lost money because of it. GM is in a different situation. So… there goes your entire argument 😉
What terrible ideas. It’s clear to me why you don’t run a car company!
Who says Ford is making a good choice? Going high margin niche may harm the Blue Oval long-term. The car is far from dead, close to bottoming out, much needed come a recession or gas price spike. Sportbacks will become a lot more common, too.
Where do you get your faulty info?
GM is in a very different situation than Ford. For starters, The General’s sedans are fairly new where as Ford was due to invest in a new line. Also, where as GM is sucessful with sedans in China and therefore can accomplish scale, Ford is a Chinese failure unable to do so.
GM, with four brands has more than enough CUV/SUV models. Eventually GM may import sedans from China to further cut costs. Sedan sales will eventually plateau, then rise a little. GM will be ready with a strong product mix as the only domestic car maker.
Buick has to offer more variants of the Buick Regal TourX. Other engines, a FWD, no off-road optics and a regular sports tourer as in OPEL, Vauxhall and Holden. Other variants bring more customers. Of course, it would also be sensible that Buick offers smaller models. I call the beautiful OPEL Corsa and OPEL Adam models. I can also very well imagine the OPEL Zafira Van and OPEL Astra. From 2020 even the eCorsa as electric car. You can also produce the cars in the USA as soon as the number of pieces makes this possible. Buick is perfect for new models. Today I have already contacted via Twitter GM, Buick and OPEL that we decide private customers what we buy. Specifications from manufacturers are not forward-looking and therefore bad for the business.
My cars in Germany: (look to my Facebook)
OPEL Cascada S in white
OPEL Corsa S in mandarin orange
Opel Corsa C 1.0 in black
Order to GM, PSA-OPEL:
Please build the shelf, Commodore and Insignia regularly, if possible also in the USA. Also applies to Astra and Zafira.
I am waiting for the Buick Enspire EV, G. M. Whats taking so long to Bring to Dealers???
If it weren’t for having to get the uncomfortable leather with the Essence, I’d be driving one now.
The magic formula for the sedan- A hatchback with some decent road clearance. Who wants a car that snakes along the ground considering the weather in the USA today & worse to come tomorrow.
Get those front ends up!
I agree the plastic cladding around the wheel wells is ugly. I test drove a Tour X and liked it. One thing I noticed on the one I drove the “Auto Stop” feature did not ever stop. I did a rather extensive test drive so I am curious when and under what conditions would the Auto Stop kick in?
I’m considering a Tourx Essence for my next vehicle after the lease on my 2017 Cruze has run its course. Many GM vehicles now have a button to defeat the stop/start. Disappointed that the Regal isn’t including the change yet. I really hope by the 2020 this will be an option as I really dislike this ‘feature’ and see it only leading to premature engine/component wear while saving little fuel. The pricing also seems to be too high for what you get. I see heavily discounted Tourx here in MI, often 7K below MSRP, which is where the price should be anyway compared to competitors.