The all-wheel drive and nine-speed transmission also add to the silky driving experience.
It was to be called the Monza. GM Europe expected to assemble the Opel Insignia-based SUV, roughly the size of the Ford Edge, right alongside the Opel Insignia at its Rüsselsheim, Germany, assembly plant.
Using a set of sensors hidden behind the Regal’s grille, the system detects pedestrians walking in front of the car. If the Regal makes contact with the person while traveling between 16 and 30 mph, a pair of actuators positioned a few inches ahead of the windshield lifts the back of the hood up about four inches to help mitigate the impact.
If you have a 2002-2012 GMC Terrain, Buick Regal, or Cadillac CTS, we want to borrow your vehicle – and pay you for it!
Redesigned for the 2018 model year, the Buick Regal is heavily based on the European-made Opel Insignia and shares most of its features with the German sedan. Featuring a transverse front engine and front-wheel drive as standard (AWD optional), the new Regal has already spawned Sportback and station wagon versions, just like its European sibling. Come 2017 and the Opel Insignia GSi, the brands higher performance version is coming to the U.S. as the Regal GS, a nameplate that Buick has been using since the 1990s.
Opel’s new Insignia GSi, which we’re getting as the 2018 Buick Regal GS, has just been spotted testing in its wagon body style, which Opel refers to as a Sports Tourer.
GM is launching four new SUVs over the second half of the year. They are: Buick Enclave, Buick Regal Sprort X, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Terrain.
Buick has a rich performance history that includes the muscle car era GS through Indy race cars, Grand National, GNX, and the most recent Regal GS. But, there's always room for a sexier body and more power.
While it’s likely not the only factor buyers will look at when shopping for a mid-size sedan, it’s worth noting the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is by far the less expensive option to net General Motors’ 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood.
With the Verano’s announced retirement and the advanced age of the current Regal, Buick’s fun-to-drive car lineup is ready for rejuvenation. Meet the 2018 Regal GS – the highest performance expression of the all-new Regal Sportback. The traditional sedan bodystyle has been replaced with this hatchback design providing double the cargo space in addition to a new coupe-like profile.