In a land where crossovers are king, Buick is entering a novel arena. They are not bringing another sport utility vehicle to market; they already have three. Instead the automaker opted for something a little different -- and a lot gutsy.
Buick is eschewing the traditional sedan in favor of, get this, a wagon.
Goes to show everything old is new again.
With the 2018 model year, the Regal will only be available as a four-door sportback and a wagon. Though, of course, Buick isn’t quite calling it a wagon.
It’ll be the Regal TourX.
And it will go up against the likes of the Volvo V90, Audi A4 Allroad and BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon – a small but powerful crew of vehicles.
The TourX will come standard with all-wheel drive, a hands-free power liftgate and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Buick’s wagon will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission will be an 8-speed automatic.
The big selling point for the TourX, however, will be the combination of luxury and versatility. Cargo volume will max out at 73.5 cubic feet with the second row folded flat, and it will be a healthy 32.7 cubic feet behind the second row.
Buick promises that the TourX will go on sale toward the end of 2017 but hasn’t given an exact date or any pricing information. For reference, the current 2017 Regal sedan has a base price of $27,065.