If you had told me months ago that Kia would bring a rear-wheel-drive, 365-horsepower sports sedan with a fastback design to the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, I would have called you crazy.
Buick calls the 2018 Regal GS a “sport sedan,” but it’s no more a sedan than a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a coupe. Based on the Regal Sportback, a 5-door hatchback with a rakish roofline, folding rear seats, and scads of utility, the new Regal GS blends performance, utility, and value in a compelling way.
Clearly, Jaguar is firing on all of its proverbial cylinders, as evidenced by the automaker’s non-stop assault on the most popular segments of the luxury marketplace. And among the company’s new models, the F-Pace SUV has proven to be the most successful of them all, thanks to Americans who are ravenous for them.
This morning via live stream from its new plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW debuted the new version of one of its best selling models, the 2018 X3 entry luxury crossover. With the demand for these luscious little ‘utes at an all-time high and showing no signs of slowing down, there’s a good chance this could supplant BMW’s 3 Series sports sedan as the most important model in the lineup.