The Buick Regal is an upscale mid-sized automobile that was very first introduced by Buick for the 1973 model year. North American production ended in 2004 and started again in 2011. For the 2011 model year, Buick reintroduced the Regal to the North American market, positioned as an upscale sports sedan. Production and sales in China have actually continued given that 1999.
In 2015, the Buick Regal went through a huge improvement that brought in a more coupe-like roofline, resulting in the “Sportback” name being slapped on this sedan. With this total overhaul simply a years of age, we expect no huge changes to the 2019 Regal.
For 2018, Buick completely renovated the entire look of the Regal. With its swoopy silhouette, sharp character lines, and coupe-like rear glass all still fresh, we anticipate absolutely nothing brand-new here. We expect the very same to show true within, where it’ll maintain its distinctly European cabin.
Anticipate basic equipment to largely remain the same. If this proves real, look for it to come with basic fabric upholstery, keyless ignition, rearview electronic camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch infotainment system, a seven-speaker audio system, and more.
We also anticipate no changes under the hood. If this shows true, it’ll feature a basic 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through a nine-speed automatic transmission in front-wheel-drive models and an eight-speed automated on all-wheel-drive models.
The IIHS has yet to carry out safety tests on the 2018 Regal, so we do not have any hard data to pass on. What we do understand is that the critical automated emergency situation braking is offered as a part of the optional Driver Confidence Package II. Offered all its crash tests and the headlight test all turn in “Good” ratings then the Regal will get the Top Safety Pick+ status so many automakers strive.
We expect the 2019 Regal’s production to start in late July of 2018, and for it to start hitting showrooms shortly after that. Given it’s a carryover, we don’t expect main prices to vary much from the present model, which varies from $25,915 to $39,995 (destination fees consisted of). Competitors will include the Acura TLX, Lincoln MKZ, and the Audi A4.