In Europe, the Buick Regal is sold as the Opel Insignia. Although this may mean nothing to you, this is the way we have to sneak pick it before it arrives at the US market.
When we saw that Opel had launched a new version of the Insignia and that it included 3 different models – the sedan, the hatchback, and the wagon, we thought the same would happen with the 2018 Buick Regal. However, we were wrong.
According to Mark Reuss, the mid-size sedan market is no longer very attractive because of the low demand. So, in the Unites States, the new 2018 Buick Regal should only appear with two models instead of three – the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and the 2018 Buick Regal TourX wagon.
2018 Buick Regal Release Date
The official debut of the 2018 Buick Regal happened in the last New York Auto Show. The 2018 Buick Regal should then arrive at the dealerships around October.
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2018 Buick Regal Price
There aren’t still any official data regarding the prices of the 2018 Buick Regal. So, all we can do is predict. According to the different rumors on the market, we believe that the standard model shouldn’t see a significant difference in its current price. The current version starting price is at $27,990 and we believe Buick won’t place the price higher than the $30,000.
2018 Buick Regal Redesign and Changes
There are going to be a lot of differences in both 2018 Buick Regal models. They are both going to start using the updated Epsilon E2XX platform that has already been being used for the Chevrolet Malibu. Plus, they are both getting bigger. While the TourX will have more 3.4” long, the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback will also have more 3” long.
The 2018 Buick Regal will have many different trims for every pockets and preference. Each one of the two models of the new 2018 Buick Regal will have 3 different trim levels – the Standard the Preferred, and the Essence.
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2018 Buick Regal Specs
Again, since the 2018 Buick Regal comes with two different models, under the hood they are also presenting different engines.
While the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback comes with front-wheel drive as a standard but you have the option to have an all-wheel drive, the 2018 Buick Regal Tour X only has the all-wheel drive option. Depending on the kind of wheel-drive option you prefer, you’ll get a different transmission. In the case of the all-wheel, you’ll get an 8-speed automatic transmission, and in the case of the front-wheel, you will have a 9-speed automatic transmission.
In what concerns to the engines, there are also two different choices. You may have a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 163 of horsepower and a bigger 2.0-liter turbocharged bigger engine that makes 250 of horsepower is capable of producing 260 of torque.
One of the main differences between the two different models of the 2018 Buick Regal is their weight. According to Buick, the Sportback will be about 200 pounds lighter than the TourX.
2018 Buick Regal Interior
Both 2018 Buick Regal models will include a lot of new features and technology. We already know that they will both feature the Driver Confidence I package as well as the Driver Confidence II. While with the first package you get the rear park assist, lane change assists, rear cross-traffic alerts, and blind-spot monitoring, the second package includes lane departure with lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision alerts, and adaptive cruise control.
You should also count with the inclusion of the OnStar options as well as their upgrades such as the Android Auto or the Apple CarPlay for smartphone integration.
One of the Buick-owned systems – the Buick QuietTuning system – should also be included. This allows reducing the noise when you’re traveling. However, we have no idea if this is going to be on the standard models or if it is going to be an extra.