Buick and GMC had their annual dealer meeting last week in Austin, Texas where it also discussed plans about future models – even showing some of them.
We can attest the discussed models – still on the pipeline – include the 2018 Buick Enclave, 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Buick Regal and Regal GS. Additionally, the dealers found out that for the first time the Regal will be offered as a station wagon in the United States – most likely being the rebaged version of the next generation Opel Insignia Sports Tourer. Of course the next generation Regal is being engineered as close as possible to the 2017 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, which should make its European debut sometimes this year. For now, the spy photographers have shown the Opel Insignia prototypes wearing a liftback body (current generation also available as sedan) while the Regal was caught using the traditional sedan version.
While the Opel and Buick versions might want to set themselves apart through the different body styles, the wagon has no problems sporting the same credentials as an Opel or Buick. According to a trademark file from last year, the Buick Regal version could be named “Regal Tourx” – and there’s no word if the Insignia will again come as a rugged Country Tourer and if the latter would also come to the Buick side.