Buick needs to become more competitive. According to reports the carmaker sees the 2017 Buick Regal as a vehicle that will help it achieve its objectives. This new offering from GM will ride on the same platform as is already being used on the new Chevrolet Malibu 2016 model. However, we think that the Regal will be larger in size than the existing model and will have similar proportions to the Chevrolet Malibu.
2017 Buick Regal Exterior and Interior
The platform on which the 2017 Buick Regal rides is lighter in weight and this helps to bring down the curb weight of the vehicle. The new Regal will in fact shed between 300 and 500 pounds and that in turn will go a long way in improving the performance and fuel economy of the vehicle.
The one thing that buyers did not like about the Regal was that it looked too much like the Buick Verano. To keep buyers happy GM has decided to make the Regal larger and lighter. It also plans to make this car a hatchback, which will hopefully help the carmaker capture an entirely new segment of buyers.
The Regal will be offered as a GS trim. In addition, there are also reports that the carmaker will offer a Regal Grand National trim as well as a GNX trim. In addition, the carmaker may also offer a couple of other trims.
Though the new 2017 Buick Regal looks different that is not the only thing new about this offering from GM. It will also get a host of minor modifications including dual-zone climate control system as well as a more spacious cabin. The new Regal also gets better device connectivity via USB and Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi and satellite and even GPRS. A new and improved entertainment system is also being offered and it will be connected to eight speakers. The Regal as mentioned earlier will no longer be a sedan. Instead, the carmaker has designed this vehicle to be a hatchback.
2017 Buick Regal Engine Specs
Under the hood, a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is, borrowed from the Chevrolet Malibu 2015 model will power the new Regal. This engine will be put in place of the earlier 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that powered up the current model. The GS trim (which is the top trim for this car) will probably get a new engine though details about this engine are not known at present.
GM plans to offer three different powertrains including a 2.0-liter turbo that is capable of producing 259 horsepower. The carmaker also offers a 2.4-liter V6 engine that is capable of producing over 182 horsepower and the third engine option is the 3.6-liter twin turbo V6 that delivers in excess of 400 horsepower. The carmaker has also pointed out that it plans to address the need for a sports luxury vehicle.
2017 Buick Regal Release Date and Price
The new Regal will also feature the best technology as well as infotainment system. Reports suggest that the new 2017 Buick Regal will be available in dealerships sometime in 2016. Buick enjoys a reputation for being a car that everyone loves to drive. The release of the new 2017 Buick Regal and its variant trims the Grand National and GNX are some of the most desirable as well as quickest cars at any price. The new Regal is very civilized as well as comfortable and will certainly capture your attention.