This is a Buick Regal TourX. Let that sink in for a minute. The last time I said out loud “That’s a good looking Buick” was way back in 1987, the first time I saw a GNX. Sure the Grand National was revolutionary for the time and a total monster. But the fender flares and the mesh wheels on the GNX really made the car look sleek. Buick has done it again. It’s not the powerhouse the GNX was, with only a turbo 4 cylinder, but for the first time in a very long time I can honestly say “That is a damn fine looking Buick”.
More here: http://www.caranddriver.com/buick/regal-tourx
And let us say that these are going to come more often than yearly from now on.
At the time it seemed highly unlikely that Porsche would bring the Panamera wagon, now officially called the Panamera Sport Turismo, to the United States. I mean, why would they? America isn’t well known around the world for it’s embrace of the station wagon. We’re more SUV and pickup truck people. But that is changing. Perhaps due to SUV’s exorbitant costs or ridiculous fuel economy or maybe it’s down to the fact that SUV’s are quite soul-less to drive. Either way, Porsche has deemed the US worthy and will be sending us the Panamera Sport Turismo for 2018.
You can visit the Porsche website and start building your dream super wagon now.
Once again, we get the big tease from Europe… as Porsche plans to unveil a Panamera wagon version at the Paris Motor Show this fall. Riding on a VW-Group platform, in our estimation this makes the body shape of the lumbering Porsche make sense – and suddenly makes it beautiful from all angles. We’ve always liked the nose, but it’s out back where things fell apart for us.
In our eyes, Porsche could be pointed toward making the most beautiful wagon of all time – they just aren’t likely to send it to our shores – and we couldn’t be more annoyed. Porsche, that’s some serious shade we’re throwing – give us this wagon!
Hat tip to Road and Track: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a28619/porsche-panamera-shooting-brake/