Spied: Opel Insignia Sport Tourer Hints at Potential Buick Regal Wagon

The updated Opel Insignia Sport Tourer has been caught cold-weather testing in Europe. This camouflaged Insignia gives us a sneak peek at what the Buick Regal's facelift will look like, as well as what a Buick Regal station wagon might look like.

Like the sedan we saw testing recently, this Insignia wagon looks close to production ready. Up front it sports attractive new headlights with cat ear LED DRLs, a reworked grille, and a new front valance.  In back the Insignia Sports Tourer has new LED taillights, and a new bumper with what looks like exhaust cut-outs – possibly hinting at a performance version of the Opel wagon. As in the sedan, a camouflaged chrome trim piece links both taillights.

The updated Opel Insignia will likely be unveiled sometime this year, likely at either the Geneva or Frankfurt motor shows. An updated Buick Regal sedan will probably follow soon after that, early next year. While a Buick Regal wagon (Regal Roadmaster has a nice ring to it, no?) doesn't seem to be in the cards, it could help the automaker take over the niche in the United States. Does the brand need a station wagon? Should the Opel Insignia Sport Tourer come to the U.S. as a Buick? Let us know in the comments below.

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Buick has a choice of CUV's, so the wagon doesn't make sense. GMC, though, has no sedans and makes more sense as the wagonmaster in the GM stall. I think GM should also be branding the Wuling van as a GMC in the US.
Wagon, of course!  In the land of choices, I think it's a shame that we don't see European and Asian wagons. 
I suffer from mini-van denial, but need a little more cargo space to haul kids, cellos, sporting gear, and the like. So as an American consumer that wants a sporty ride, and some extra cargo room, I would be stoked to see more choices in american-badged sport wagons.  The only attractive, remotely sporty choice in today's market that is an American car is the Caddy CTS, but with starting prices at about $40k, it's a bit much.  They call the dogdge caliber a wagon, but it isn't in the same zip code as sporty (and shares same class of ugly as the Aztek). None of the small crossovers that have replaced the wagon segment in the US are much better in appearance or sportyness, IMHO. Come on, Buick, give us a decent looking sport wagon. Please.
Okay, America....let's get over our vain crossovers and start buying these cool euro-wagons.  They drive better, have the same amount of utility, and get better gas mileage.  This car makes me completely forget the old faux-wood-paneled Estate wagons.  

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