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Five Things You Should Know About the New 2018 Buick Regal

Regal Sportback
Not A Hatchback, But A Sportback

There have been some big changes to the Buick Regal sedan—which is no longer a sedan at all. You might not even recognize the new 2018 Buick Regal at first glance, so here are five things you should know about what’s new in this car.

There Are Two Models

The new 2018 Buick Regal comes as two different cars. The first is the Buick Regal Sportback, a five-door hatchback disguised as a sleek sedan. The second is the Buick Regal TourX, a capable and luxurious wagon.

They Come With Strong Engines

Both models of the new Buick Regal come with a standard 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The Buick Regal Sportback also comes in a GS version which gets a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine.

The Cabins Are Quiet

With Buick’s Quiet Tuning technology, the cabins of the 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback are peaceful, even on highways.

They Have Great Standard Technology

Each 2018 Buick Regal TourX and Sportback comes with a standard 7-inch color touchscreen with the Buick Infotainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Standard All-Wheel Drive on the Regal TourX

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX in particular is crafted for adventure, and comes with standard all-wheel drive so that it’s set to travel off road or on slippery pavement with confidence. All-wheel drive is also available on the Buick Regal Sportback.

This is just the beginning of a long list of exciting news about the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX. Stop in at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX to learn more and to check out these models in person.

Defining Vehicle Body Styles: Hatches, Coupes, Sedans, and More

defining vehicle body styles
Explaining The Hatchback

Defining vehicle body styles is not as difficult as it may seem. Although different terminology is used for various models, including hatchbacks, coupes, wagons, and more, there are relatively simple distinctions between the various styles. Understanding the various vehicle types will allow you to shop better, and it will help you to understand the jargon of the industry.

According to Edmunds, some automakers actually make it difficult to categorize their vehicles on purpose, making the models “stand out” on the market. However, many still use roughly the same criteria. Various body styles include: hatchbacks (or a “hatch”), coupe, convertible/cabriolet, sedan, crossover, SUV. These are just some of the most popular

  • Hatchback – with two or four doors, a hatch has a sloped back and a hinged cargo hatch (a trunk liftgate) that opens upwards. These European-inspired designs are usually fuel-efficient space savers.
  • Coupe – most coupes have two doors and a conventional trunk, as well as a sloped roof. Small sports cars are often referred to as coupes. Technically, the name is designated for cars with less than 33 cu ft of rear interior volume; however, not all manufacturers are so technical.
  • Convertible – drop the top and feel the wind through your hair. Also called a “cabriolet” in Europe, convertibles come with both soft- and hard-top designs.
  • Sedan – this is your standard four-door design. Technically, sedans have more than 33 cu ft of rear interior volume, so it is possible to have a two-door sedan. Again, most manufacturers are less technical. Sedans tend to be large and spacious.
  • Crossover – a blend between a sedan and an SUV, crossovers are usually smaller than their SUV counterparts, and crossovers have sloped roofs. They also have a unibody design, which means the body is attached to the frame.
  • SUV – these are all-American designs with separate bodies and frames. Built to be large and to have great off-road capabilities, SUVs are iconic. Usually the size gives it away.

These are the most common body styles you will encounter on the road. For more information, stop by Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today.