2017 Buick Regal Spy Photos Show New Hatchback Style

2017 Buick Regal Spy Photos Show New Hatchback Style

The next Opel Insignia, sold as the Buick Regal in the U.S., has been caught testing in new spy photos. 

As we can see from the body lines, the Regal is moving to a hatchback five-door body style with the current four-door sedan version likely to be cancelled. A station wagon variant is expected to join the lineup about six months after the car launches, but U.S. availability is unknown at this point.

Overall the wheelbase in expected to be stretched by about 10 cm, though the car should be about 440 lbs lighter than the current model.

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A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will likely be the 2017 Buick Regal’s base engine, while a more powerful option will be available, though the specific engine remains a mystery.

Styling will be heavily influenced by the Monza Concept which was shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. A large digital dashboard design that was previewed by the concept is also expected to make its way into the production version along with head-up display and OnStar 4G LTE Wifi.

The redesigned 2017 Buick Regal will likely hit the market in late 2016 as a 2017 model year.

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