2017 Buick Regal Spy Photos Show New Hatchback Style

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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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  • Surreal

    oh DEAR…that’s unfortunate!

  • john1168

    440 pounds LIGHTER?!?!?! I figured maybe 200 lighter but 440, WOW! I hope the 5 door makes it to the USA this time and reading that the 4 door might be cancelled is a good sign. I’m really excited to see the finished product. I think this is going to be a great car.

  • AcuraT

    Not very excited about a hatchback. I have owned those in the past both from Toyota and GM. You get a lot more road noise and rattles to boot. You do get more cargo carrying capacity, however. Will see what happens. I currently own an older Epsilon platform 2006 Saab 9-3 that has hit 136,000 with few issues outside of routine maintenance (70,000 alternator, 135,000 heat/ac blower motor) which cost me a total of $700 over the two repairs. I do like this platform and Buick seems to be the only place you can get it if you don’t get the Chevy Malibu. I may just consider the Malibu instead as the 2016 car looks pretty good with 48 estimated city mpg in a sedan body.