Instead, the 2018 Buick Regal will likely evolve into two body styles – a hatchback and a wagon. Buick will still build a traditional Regal sedan, but it will reportedly be exclusive to China. While the current Regal is built at GM’s plant in Oshawa, Ontario, the next-generation model will be assembled alongside the Insignia in Europe.
Buick’s next Regal for the United States will reportedly adopt the fastback sedan body style of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport that debuted last week at the 2017 Geneva auto show.
The Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatchback will replace the traditional four-door sedan.
Buick's next-generation Regal could bow at the New York Auto Show. Essentially an Americanized Opel Insignia, the model will be offered as a five-door hatchback with a sedan-like look and as a station wagon, but the current four-door sedan body style will not be replaced.
The new 2018 Buick Regal will be offered in the same sportback and wagon guises as the Opel Insignia Grand Sport and debut publicly at next month’s New York Auto Show, reports Automotive News.
Based on this teaser image released by Buick, the 2018 Enclave will get a major stylistic reboot. The C1XX platform, shared with the Acadia, Traverse, and Cadillac XT5, replaces the Lambda platform that underpinned the predecessor models and shares some DNA with the P2XX platform that underpins the new Buick LaCrosse and next Chevrolet Impala, also expected in 2018.
Slated to bow at the New York Auto Show in April, the 2018 Buick Enclave has been teased in this preview image.
General Motors has plans to swap the American spec Buick Regal sedan with the brand’s first wagon in ages. The replacement Regals are anticipated to be rebadged Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatchbacks and Sports Tourer wagons, both of which were on display at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show this month.
Buick’s three-row crossover is long overdue for some attention. The Enclave hasn’t been fully redesigned since it debuted for the 2008 model year, and it only received a mild refresh for 2013.
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