Will We Finally Get a Buick Regal TourX GS in 2018?
If you’ve been holding out hope that a new, souped-up Buick Regal TourX might grace Matteson Buick dealer lots soon, we’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news. According to the automaker, there are no plans currently in the works for a new, “GS” style TourX. Buick chief Duncan Aldred officially put the kibosh on the rumors when he told reporters that there are “no plans” to offer other engines.
Although the news is disappointing, you’ll be pleased to hear that the 2018 Buick Regal TourX will be heading to dealerships on schedule. The new vehicle will include its typical 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is aimed to compete directly with premium rivals from Audi and more affordable options like the Subaru Outback. Buick is confident that the new Regal TourX’s unbeatable style, higher ground clearance, and standard all-wheel drive will help it beat out the competition.
“[The] Regal TourX is a crossover in the truest sense of the word, with the drive dynamics of a car and the versatility of an SUV,” Aldred, who serves as vice president of global Buick and GMC, said in a recent interview. “Additionally, it continues a trend set by the Cascada and Encore of bringing Buick’s contemporary design and attainable luxury credentials to new segments where customers are looking for more. [The] TourX enters a vibrant segment with passion and youthful energy where drivers are ready to experience the new Buick.”
Sounds great, right? If you’re looking for specifics, here are some of the new features you’ll enjoy if you choose to drive home in the new 2018 Buick Regal TourX:
First, you’re sure to turn heads thanks to the vehicle’s upgraded, ultra-modern exterior. With a rugged flair, the Regal TourX’s fascia and fender moldings are durable but never clunky. Buick’s tri-color shield logo sits atop the car’s new winged grille, which is accented by standard LED daytime running lights on both sides. The new lights feature Buick’s signature wing design and low-placed fog lights. However, if you prefer a more streamlined look you can always opt for optional LED headlights which are thinner and more “landscaped” than the standard pair.
The vehicle’s rear fascia includes another Buick tri-color shield flanked by LED-accented taillamps, a roof-mounted spoiler, a rear glass wiper and dual trapezoidal exhaust outlets. The tri-shield logo makes its final exterior appearance on the hands-free power liftgate. Bonus: the shield is actually a lamp that illuminates the ground beneath the liftgate sensor.
If this all sounds great to you, keep in mind that we haven’t even revealed what the 2018 Buick Regal TourX is like inside! To find out what other surprises the vehicle has in store, visit us at Arnie Bauer today to ask us questions about the 2018 model and to test drive the 2017 Buick Regal!