With long heritage Buick has a lot to offer in future time. The 2018 Buick Regal will be no difference. We can expect sixth-generation of this model to be completely redesigned and reengineered. With new base platform and new engine Buick aims to spoil the plans of its rival car manufactures and establish itself in top of its segment. Some of the rivals of Buick Regal are Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Skoda Superb, Mazda 6 and others. Not only that, with lower price their goal is to attract buyers of more priced premiums like Jaguar XE, Volvo S60 and BMW 3-Series, and will that be the case for 2018 Buick Regal we’ll just have to wait and see.
2018 Buick Regal – Shared Design
One of the major changes is the new platform. With this GM’s P2XX platform (updated version of familiar E2XX platform) 2018 Buick Regal will be longer but also lighter. On this platform power will be sent to front wheels, while AWD will be optional. The weight reduction is expected to be around 440 pounds. This will in term of performance as well as the fuel consumption will be another step further. Another one is that it will share design with its European brethren Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. Those vehicles were huge success in Europe with their design. On front fascia of 2018 Buick Regal is chrome highlighted waterfall grille. Big company emblem gives a serious look while lower silver intakes are flanking the corners. Single curved line of the whole body from front to rear is single beautiful design masterpiece which will certainly help the aerodynamics for this model.
2018 Buick Regal – Interior
Thanks to the bigger overall length there is more than one beneficial thing that will increase the quality and probably demand of 2018 Buick Regal. One more important is roomier cabin that gives extra leg space for rear passengers. The other one is bigger trunk for more cargo loading. There aren’t any doubts about quality of materials that will be used. Mid-sized segment competition is strong and car companies are always pushing the limits in every aspect. Buick can keep up only by using high quality materials in the manufacturing of entire cabin.
In addition to next level comfort due to increased length of the vehicle it’s sad that the interior of 2018 Buick Regal will have many similarities with Chevrolet Malibu. With diagonal styling of the dashboard, big centre-stacked touchscreen and chrome framed air vents you will feel like in any other luxurious vehicle. Unlike other car makers who puts every single instrument feature on touchscreen Buick will balance instrument cluster on big infotainment system and other soft buttons on dashboard to ease access of desired functions.
2018 Buick Regal – Powertrains
We already sad that power will be sent to front wheels as standard, but to power those there will be more than one option, depending on the market. For the European market new 1.6-liter CDTI turbo diesel will come instead of 2.0 CDTI that is now used. On the other side of the globe North America 2018 Buick Regal will certainly have a range of turbocharged gasoline engines. Not only that there are speculations of hybrid unit as well. And that is all the info that is available at this moment.
2018 Buick Regal – Release Date
Sales in 2010 of the Regal were around 40.000 units and from then it slowly fell to some average. The last year sales of the Regal have fell by 14%. Total number of sold vehicles was 19.504, and now with this complete redesign Buick really wants to increase demand. Unveiling of 2018 Buick Regal is expected at Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18. On the other hand, the exact price is still not known.