Buick unveiled its new 2018 Regal Sportback and TourX Wagon ahead of the New York Auto Show last week. But you can bet they are showing both new models off on the floor of this week’s New York Auto Show.
They replace the traditional four-door Regal sedan, which has been a midsize staple for Buick. It makes sense, given the growing popularity of hatchbacks over conventional sedan models, mostly because of the extra trunk space. Wagons, too, seem to be getting more popular with Americans, which explains why Buick is trying that move.
We have to say one of the coolest things about the new Regal is in the safety department. It features a Buick-first Active Hood pedestrian protection system. Essentially, if the vehicle senses it’s about to hit a pedestrian in its path, the hood will pop up about four inches to lessen the impact and hopefully help protect the person in harm’s way.
Here are pictures from the NYIAS and you can read more details about the newest additions to Buick’s lineup in our earlier post. The models are due out in the fall and pricing info is still to come.