If you love the Buick Regal but prefer the wagon body style, then you may be in luck. The Regal will be redesigned for the next generation. Apparently, Buick is seriously considering bringing the United States market a wagon version of this popular model.
Expected Regal Redesign
The redesign for the Regal probably won’t launch until next year, at which point it will be part of the 2018 model year. This would be after the Opel Insignia, its European counterpart, has been launched. The models will have the same lightweight GM platform you can currently find on the 2016 Chevy Malibu, which was already redesigned.
Wagons and the U.S. Market
Compact SUVs are among the most popular vehicles in the American market, which has made wagons a harder sell. That being said, all of the European premium-brand rivals for Buick still have at least a single wagon in their lineup. Since the Regal Wagon would just be a variation of a model already offered abroad, it should be simple for Buick to produce. After all, the Opel Insignia in its current model year is available as a sedan, hatchback, or wagon.
Regal Wagon: What to Expect
For an idea of what you could expect from a potential Regal Wagon, you just have to look at the wagon version of the Opel Insignia. This model is known as the Sports Tourer. It is available with all-wheel drive. There is also a version of it with cues associated with SUVs known as the Country Tourer, along with a performance version. If this model did arrive in the United States, it would compete with similar luxury models, like the Volvo V60 Cross Country and Audi Allroad wagons, plus more rugged non-luxury brand offerings, such as the upcoming Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the Subaru Outback.
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