2018 Buick Regal Debut Release

New Opel Insignia will debut this year at the Paris Motor Show on the 1 October. It is European twin of Buick Regal US model, and this model is called Holden Commodore in Australia. If it does not be premiered in Los Angeles in November, 2018 Buick Regal will debut in Detroit early next year. Changes in the new generation are related to the changing dimensions, changed the last part in relation to the new Insignia and the possibility of occurrence of 2018 Buick Regal as a station wagon.

2018 Buick Regal Redesign

Many of the information regarding this model are already available. Several times was seen driving test specimen. It is assumed that the last prototype is actually a pre-production model. It is downsized version of the latest Buick LaCrosse. However, the new generation 2018 Regal is larger in size than the current model. The vehicle is built on GM’s E2XX platform. It is designed for front-wheel-drive vehicles, but from mid-size category. Last launched Chevrolet Malibu was the model that debuted with that base. Some sources suggest the use of others. More specifically,  P2XX is the extended version of that platform. Her uses Buick LaCrosse model. As the same source mentions debut of the 2018 Regal wagon model. It will be set to use an extended platform. Insignia features a conventional hatchback body, while the Buick Regal 2018 model emphasizes notchback body.

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The redesign has included changes in appearance grille, new design lines of the complete body of the vehicle. Modeled after the last presented LaCrosse, and the fourth-generation model of the Regal will have the basic feature packs of the brand. Buick Avista Concept also has a lot influence on this redesign. There remains only one dilemma. Does the 2018 Buick Regal will be offered only as a four-door sedan, and will be offered to find and station wagon. New Regal on extended platform, with little coupe-like roof will have more space in the rear. Or complete vehicle will have a bigger mass. The question is whether Buick really wants to undermine the key advantages of the platform Malibu model? These are lightweight construction and better riding suspension.

2018 Regal Sedan Specs

As for the drive units, there is still no official information. Based on the platform and certain comparisons with the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse model, are expected to offer similar engines. GM’s smaller displacement turbocharged four-cylinder units. The engine from the base model will be possibly 1.5 L unit alongside a newer 2.0 L turbo engine.  2.0 L LTG turbo-4 will dispose with 250 horsepower. Eight-speed automatic transmission will probably be the only option offered with all engines.

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