The Buick Regal is due for a complete redesign in 2017 for the 2018 model year. The updated car will join a revitalized lineup of vehicles led by the Cascada convertible, redesigned LaCrosse and all-new Envision crossover.
For its next generation, the Regal is expected to be built on the same global platform as the recently redesigned Chevy Malibu. Industry sources say the car will resemble the next Opel Insignia due to be sold in Europe.
Specs for the new car are still a mystery. The current car features a 2.0-liter turbo engine on most versions making 259 hp with 295 lb-ft of torque. Although there's a less-powerful 2.4-liter 4-cylinder on base 1SV models making 185 hp, dealers tend not to stock it due to its limited appeal.
There have been rumors of a return of the Grand National name as a revitalized performance variant, but there has been nothing official to back this up. Speculation has suggested the car's potential powerplant could be the 464 hp 3.6-liter V6 from the Cadillac ATS-V, but again, there has been nothing official to corroborate this.
Pricing & Release Date
Official pricing is still a long way off. For reference, the current model starts at $27,990 with destination and ranges up to $37,415 in top-spec form.
The redesigned Buick Regal is currently expected to go on sale in 2017 as a 2018 model.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2016 Buick Regal