More Details Emerge on 2018 Buick Regal, Thanks to GM’s Overseas Brands
Buick has yet to let out an individual peep about the next-generation Regal, yet General Motors’ Opel brand is actually blabbing all about the Europe-market Insignia sedan that will is actually essentially a Regal with different badges. After seeing undisguised photos of the Insignia sedan along with wagon earlier This specific week, we currently have even more insight into the 2018 Regal thanks to official photos of along with info on the Insignia Grand Sport sedan; along with there’s more by the completely new Australia-market Holden Commodore, which is actually abandoning its previous rear-drive platform along with migrating to the Insignia architecture as well.
that has a 3.6-inch-longer wheelbase than the last Insignia, the completely new type currently has the exact same stretch between the axles as the Chevrolet Malibu—no coincidence given that will the two sedans share Epsilon E2XX underpinnings. Indeed, we can see some Malibu from the overall proportions of the Opel, although the Insignia’s attractive side surfacing, tasteful chrome detailing, along with sharp headlight along with taillight treatments give the item a style statement all its own.
The Opel’s Indoor, too, looks to be significantly more upscale than the Chevy’s, that has a dash design similar to that will of the Buick LaCrosse. Holden’s press materials give details on the Indoor’s frameless 8.0-inch touchscreen, which offers Android Auto along with Apple CarPlay capability, while rear-seat room along with trunk capacity are both said to enhance compared with the outgoing car.
Also setting the Insignia apart is actually the availability of all-wheel drive with the same Twinster torque-vectoring system used in the Cadillac XT5 along with Buick Envision, as well as an optional adaptive suspension with FlexRide dampers. While the only detail Opel will provide on the Insignia’s powertrain is actually the fact that will the item’ll have an eight-speed automatic transmission, Holden divulged that will the Commodore will offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive along with an optional 308-hp V-6 mated to a nine-speed automatic along with the aforementioned AWD system.
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that will V-6/AWD combination might well be in store for the high-performance Regal GS from the United States, although we admit we’re disappointed that will there’s no mention of a manual transmission by either Opel or Holden (the U.S.-market Regal GS offered a six-speed manual as recently as 2015 with its 259-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four). Nor were photos of the wagon variant included, although we got a Great look at the long-roof Insignia in spy photos.
U.S.-specific info on the Regal likely won’t be out until next spring, perhaps around the same time the Insignia makes its official debut at the Geneva auto show in March.