Spotlight on the 2018 Buick Regal SportbackMar 20th, 2018
Buick has long been associated with the luxury vehicle segment, targeting mature professionals, retirees, and the older crowd who demand the finer things in life; materials, ride quality, reliability, and class. Buick has long delivered these must-haves as well, but these days, GM’s tri-shield brand is targeting the young professional, the urban families, and the performance-minded with its all-new Regal.
In this post, we’ll put a spotlight on one of the most exciting Buick’s to hit the market in a long while – introducing the all-new 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.
Form & Function
The sportback body style is a nod to coupe-inspired styling, giving the Regal Sportback a dynamic, athletic stance and sloping rear end that features dual exhaust and satin steel accents. The sportback rear opening is a signature feature of both style and functionality, offering a massive opening for cargo, storing up to 60.7 cu.ft. with the rear seats folded, and up to 31.5 cu.ft. with the rear seats in their normal position.
The uniqueness of the sportback allows the rear window to open with the trunk lid, giving pristine hatchback-esque access to the cargo area, while closing to retain its luxury sedan appearance.
Available LED headlamps feature engaging arrival sequence lights that welcome you as you approach the vehicle, and cornering lamps that offer both style and vibrant luminescence. To round out the aesthetic prowess of the Sportback, available 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum rims with painted accents give the new Buick an aggressively luxurious appeal.
Inside you’ll find the attention-to-detail and quality materials that epitomize the Buick name, with available leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats. Drivers will also recognize the Buick Quiettuning Technology that utilizes triple-sealed doors and acoustically laminated windshield and front side glass to achieve maximum silence inside the cabin.
Engine & Efficiency
Following suit with GM’s global platform of smaller, turbocharged engines replacing the V6’s and V8’s of yesteryear, the Regal Sportback receives a standard 2.0L turbo Ecotec motor that produces an impressive
250 horsepower and 295 lb.ft. of torque without compromising on efficiency. The Regal Sportback is good for 22 mpg city/32 mpg hwy (FWD), 21 mpg city/29 mpg hwy (AWD).
The available all-wheel-drive system features Twin-Clutch technology that monitors all 5 wheels independently, activating power when needed to give sure-footed grip and impressive handling. The AWD model features an innovative, silky-smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, while front-wheel models receive a standard 9-speed auto.
The Sportback’s suspension is a nod to Buick’s classic cloud-like ride combined with the modern technological touches of today. 5-link rear suspension balances the Sportback’s smoothness and agility, giving drivers access to seamless performance and ride quality simultaneously.
Tech & Safety
The Sportback features a plethora of available safety features to protect you and your passengers at all times. Including:
- Lane Keep Assist with Departure Warning
- Front pedestrian braking
- Lane change alert with side blind zone
- Forward collision alert
- Rear cross traffic alert that notifies the driver of a potential car within 65 feet of its rear quarter.
- OnStar automatic crash response and roadside assistance.
You’ll find all the modern tech touches you could desire in the Regal Sportback as well, including a wireless charging station inside the centre console, built-in 4G LTE WiFi hot-spot to connect up to 7 mobile devices, and Buick’s Infotainment system that features an 8-inch colour touchscreen.
The Buick is both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, and seamlessly connects to the Infotainment system for optimal hands-free control of your music, texts, and calls. Music you’ll enjoy, as the available Bose audio system fills the acoustically advanced Regal Sportback cabin with rich, full sound.
The intuitive MyBuick app allows you to check in on important engine and vehicle diagnostics, as well as unlock your doors, start your car from the warmth of your home in winter, and check efficiency.
With the combined reputation of Buick’s classic dedication to quality and style, with a newfound respect for freshness, function, and performance, the all-new Buick Regal Sportback is a true contender within the luxury sedan segment that commands attention. Contact Eagle Ridge GM today for more info and the chance to drive this innovative new GM model.