2018 Buick Regal Debuting At April’s New York Auto Show

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.

Although General Motors unveiled the new Insignia Grand Sport late last year alongside its Holden Commodore sibling, the debut of the new Regal has yet to happen. Although it’s unclear why we haven’t seen it yet, all indications point towards it being almost identical to the Insignia albeit for the Buick badges and front grille.

When launched, the Regal sportback will replace the more traditionally-shaped Regal sedan in the company’s range. The wagon version will be a first for the Regal family and provide the vehicle with more practicality, versatility and if the Insignia Sports Tourer’s design is largely unchanged, may look even better than the sportback.

When the new Regal launches, it should get the same engines as the Insignia including a range-topping 247 hp, 2.0-liter turbo petrol.

Note: Opel Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer pictured


  • Harry_Wild

    I like the hatchback better then the wagon! Wagon looks wierd with both the chrome strip going across the top side of the wagon and the big indentation on the door’s side.

  • The Watcher

    AWD Regal Wagon is the luxury WRX Wagon Subaru wish they made.

  • kachuks

    Anytime Buick and wagon are in the same conversation, I’m reminded of the Roadmaster.

    • Polyester Poontang

      It was so big that when crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and when. the back of the car left Manhattan, the front end was half way to Brooklyn

  • Ilbirs

    Maybe the next NA Regal won’t be a hatchback replacing both a previous hatchback and a sedan like what happened to the Insignia B compared to the A it replaced, but instead follow what we’ve seen in the Chinese spec:



    For the American context that doesn’t receive that well a hatchback, the sedan variant seen in China can be a valid option, specially considering that there will be a transition in Rüsselheim from a GM headquarter to a PSA one. Maybe even China can source it as it happens to the Envision. Being a sedan instead of a hatchback would also leave more space for the wagon in the U.S. context.

  • john1168

    I’m glad the hatch and wagon are coming to the USA. The side windows on the hatch look to be a bit of a clumsy design, especially with the big black filler in the c pillar but it’s still a nice looking car. The wagon is HOT! They should have adequate performance but if Buick want’s me to buy one, I want MORE POWER! This years NYIAS is gonna be a good one. Lots of great stuff. This new Regal, KIA Stinger, Buick Enclave, Audi A/S5 sportback and MAYBE the Genesis G70? I hope…..can’t wait:)

  • pxsupply

    The wagon looks great. Maybe we will trade our Outback with the new Buick (OPEL) wagon.
    Sadly this will most likely be the last Opel design for Buick since GM just sold them.

    • you have years ahead of you, and who knows how far PSA and GM will go together, PSA is very keen on working more with GM and Licensing their technologies, they might still work together on future cars. They are forced to work together at least for the next 10 years since GM will have to keep OPEL/Vauxhall parts coming, and PSA has to continue to produce Buick cars and parts.

  • It looks good, but not enough for me to even consider going to an Opel dealer. The real problem with Opel is their lack of image, Like VW it’s soulless, but unlike VW cars, it doesn’t say German quality, or good driving dynamics. I’m really curious to know what Opel means to you and if you like the brand, why.

    • Enter Ranting

      Wait, VW says German quality?! They’re among the most poorly built cars available! And their reliability is terrible.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Regals are not big sellers here in North America (which is why Buick will be importing them, instead of building them in Oshawa Ontario). Does it make financial sense to certify 3 different body-styles for the North American market? Besides a Regal sedan -if anything- maybe the newest soft roader ‘Country Tourer’ version. Would be cool if all the new Insignia body-styles make the hop over. It would be kudos to GM, for at least trying to broaden the Regal’s appeal here.

  • Benjamin B.

    Buick wagon…

  • Benjamin B.

    Buick needs to offer a V6 as Holden does on the Commodore variant.

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