The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and Regal TourX are missing something very important that’s been a part of many Buick models for as long as I can remember. The two new cars are missing a traditional trunk. The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is a entry level luxury hatchback while the 2018 Buick Regal TourX is a very European station wagon.
That’s because both of these new cars were co-developed with Opel in Europe where they will be sold as the Opel Insignia.
In America we get the now familiar Buick waterfall grill and all-wheel-drive as standard on the 2018 Buick Regal TourX and optional on the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. We also get only one engine choice and that’s a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four.
A rear-axle torque-vectoring function is standard on the AWD models as well as 40/20/40 folding seat back.
Both models have been specifically tuned for American roads but the Opel DNA is strong with in this one, especially the station wagon feels like a car that would be just as home on the German Autobahn as on the America Interstate.
I had the chance to speak with the Chief Engineer of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX to find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about these two new Buicks.
Unfortunately pricing is yet to be released, but the video below will not only show you the two new cars, but you’ll learn about the new features that make these new Buicks unique in the states, at least unique for an American manufacturer.