2018 Buick Regal to Get V6 Power, Wagon Variant, Q2 2017 Reveal: Source

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
2018 buick regal to get v6 power wagon variant q2 2017 reveal source

Update: Added statement from Buick.

As Buick rolls out its Avenir sub-brand, slashes underperforming products, and bolsters its crossover and SUV portfolio, the Regal withers on the vine — but not for long.

Speaking with a well-placed source, TTAC gleaned details on the forthcoming Buick Regal, which will be revealed in the second quarter of 2017, possibly at the New York International Auto Show.

According to the source, who shared the information under the condition of anonymity, the next-generation Buick Regal, which will again sit atop the same platform as the Opel Insignia, is set to grow in body and heart.

The Regal will bow with a more spacious cabin befitting its place in the market, particularly in the rear where space is at a premium in the current-generation model. Also, as most of the Regal’s competitors offer V6 engines, the midsize Buick will do the same, though our source did not divulge exactly which V6 Buick will drop under the Regal’s hood.

Buick designers have applied more distinctive styling to the Regal to set it apart from its European sibling. Our source stated the differences will be in the same vein as those found between the Buick Encore and Opel Mokka.

Speculation regarding the Regal’s doubling of available body styles with the addition of a crossover-style wagon will also be proven true next year, stated our source. The wagon is likely to wear the TourX moniker and come with all-wheel drive.

In three to five years, there’s also the possibility of a diesel powering the Regal, though that’s still being discussed internally.

Those looking for a mild performance increase should fear not of the Avenir sub-brand. The Regal GS is here to stay, though what form it will take is uncertain.

Buick representative Stuart Fowle would not confirm the details.

“The Buick Regal is currently having its best year since 2014 and the GS model in particular continues to draw younger customers interested in balanced, refined performance. While we cannot comment on the future of the Regal, the current model continues to play an important role in our lineup.”

Expect the Buick Regal, which switches to full-time production in Germany, to arrive at dealer lots toward the end of 2017 as a 2018 model.

Buick will launch three new or redesigned models through the 2017 calendar year, including Regal.

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  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Oct 04, 2016

    All this excitement over a Vee-Six? I guess the V6 is the new V8. What does that make the Cadillac 4-bangers?

    • VoGo VoGo on Oct 04, 2016

      Hopefully, any new female writer at TTAC will not confuse her cylinder count with the number of inches of her privates.

  • Drzhivago138 Drzhivago138 on Oct 04, 2016

    The Regal/Opel Insignia will be based off the E2XX platform like the new Malibu, yes?

  • Bd2 Other way around.Giorgetto Giugiaro penned the Pony Coupe during the early 1970s and later used its wedge shape as the basis for the M1 and then the DMC-12.The 3G Supra was just one of many Japanese coupes to adopt the wedge shape (actually was one of the later ones).The Mitsubishi Starion, Nissan 300ZX, etc.
  • Tassos I also want one of the idiots who support the ban to explain to me how it will work.Suppose sometime (2035 or later) you cannot buy a new ICE vehicle in the UK.Q1: Will this lead to a ICE fleet resembling that of CUBA, with 100 year old '56 Chevys eventually? (in that case, just calculate the horrible extra pollution due to keeping 100 year old cars on the road)Q2: Will people be able to buy PARTS for their old cars FOREVER?Q3: Will people be allowed to jump across the Channel and buy a nice ICE in France, Germany (who makes the best cars anyway), or any place else that still sells them, and then use it in the UK?
  • Tassos Bans are ridiculous and undemocratic and smell of Middle Ages and the Inquisition. Even 2035 is hardly any better than 2030.The ALMIGHTY CONSUMER should decide, not... CARB, preferably WITHOUT the Government messing with the playing field.And if the usual clueless idiots read this and offer the tired "But Government subsidizes the oil industry too", will they EVER learn that those MINISCULE (compared to the TRILLIONS of $ size of this industry) subsidies were designed to help the SMALL Oil producers defend themselves against the "Big Oil" multinationals. Ask ANY major Oil co CEO and he will gladly tell you that you can take those tiny subsidies and shove them.
  • Dusterdude The suppliers can ask for concessions, but I wouldn’t hold my breath . With the UAW they are ultimately bound to negotiate with them. However, with suppliers , they could always find another supplier ( which in some cases would be difficult, but not impossible)
  • AMcA Phoenix. Awful. The roads are huge and wide, with dedicated lanes for turning, always. Requires no attention to what you're doing. The roads are idiot proofed, so all the idiots drive - they have no choice, because everything is so spread out.