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Car and Driver: Buick Trademark Applications for “TourX,” “Regal TourX” May Point to Future Wagon!

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General Motors has filed two intriguing U.S. trademark applications for its Buick subsidiary that hint at a future station-wagon variant. Yes, you read that right—the first Buick wagon since the Century and the Roadmaster might be on its way, and it could be a Regal! The filings were discovered by AutoGuide, and are for the names “Tourx” and “Regal Tourx.”
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As with every modern Buick save for the 2017 LaCrosse, Encore, and Enclave, the wagon is speculated to be sourced from GM’s Opel division in Europe. Today’s Regal is essentially a rebadged Opel Insignia, a model that in Europe can also be had as a station wagon. It has long been rumored that GM might bring over the Insignia wagon as a Buick, and if that’s true, “Regal Tourx” (most likely depicted as “TourX”) could be a sort of American Audi Allroad or Subaru Outback, a normal wagon with a raised ride height and extra body cladding. In fact, for a good roadmap, look no further than Opel’s Insignia Country Tourer wagon pictured above, although like the Insignia/Regal, this soon will be replaced by a redesigned model.

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If GM’s trademark filings do indicate a Regal-based wagon, it likely won’t happen until the next-generation Regal (and Insignia) debut for the 2017 model year. We wouldn’t mind seeing a new Buick wagon—or new wagons from anyone, for that matter—so let’s hope these trademarks become extra-roomy reality.

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