As part of the New York Auto Show, the American Buick brand will show its version of the liftback and station wagon Opel Insignia. The first appearance of models in public will take place a week earlier, on April 4 at a special event General Motors.
The new generation Buick Regal will be the first station wagon of the brand in 20 years. It will differ from the European Opel Insignia Sports Tourer only in emblem, radiator grille and bumper design.
In Europe, the Insignia sedan and station wagon are offered with 1.5 and 2 liter gasoline engines developing 140, 166 and 260 horsepower, as well as diesel engines. But for the United States, the choice of power plants may be different. For example, in Australia, the same model is sold under the name Holden Commodore and is equipped with a 3.6-liter 313-horsepower V6 engine.
According to Automotive News, production of Buick Regal for the United States will be established in the same place where the European Opel Insignia is produced – at the German plant in Rüsselheim. Although the model of the current generation is produced to Canadian Ontario. Such a transfer seems particularly strange in light of the fact that GM recently sold all of its European plants to the French PSA group Peugeot Citroen.