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    Report Says 2018 Buick Regal TourX Will Begin At $29,995

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      Good luck trying to find that base TourX

    Buick is hoping to give the likes the Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad, and Volvo V60 Cross Country a run for their money with the Regal TourX goes on sale later this year. According to a new report from CarsDirect, the TourX could be undercutting some of the competition by a significant margin.

    The base 2018 Buick Regal TourX 1SV will begin at $29,995 with destination. The model will come equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, active noise cancellation, push-button start, heated side mirrors, a universal home remote, and more. Good luck trying to find a 1SV at your dealer. This is the model that dealers will use in ads to try and draw buyers in. Also, they will only have a small number of them in stock.

    What you're more likely to see at your Buick dealer is the TourX Preferred 1SB which adds an auto-dimming mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver's seat with lumbar support, and more. The Preferred also gets a wider color palate than the 1SV. Pricing begins at $33,575.

    Topping the range will be the TourX Essence 1SL. This model comes with leather, 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility; and dual-zone climate control. The Essence will set you back $35,945.

    All Regal TourXs will come with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 250 horsepower, eight-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive.

    Source: CarsDirect

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    1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    It would be rational.

    That being said, i would not buy a Chinese made Buick.

    The industry model I foresee coming is that of building the vehicles on the continent were the most of that particular vehicle will be sold.  Trucks, SUVS, large Crossovers, and large sedan (both in volume and size) are safe here in the US.  Small vehicles will ship off shore. 

    The exception to this will be compact cars that sell in such huge volumes that it makes it impractical to have long shipping routes.  For example, Civic and Corolla, probably have too much volume to make it feasible to ship across the Pacific whereas Trax and Encore combined don't add up to even a fraction of Civic. 

    Ford is majorly gambling with Focus. A sudden spike in oil prices could make a Chinese built Focus uneconomical to ship economy cars all the way from China to the US. All it takes is one mid-east skirmish to double or triple oil prices and Russia is already threatening to fire on US planes in Syria.  

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    45 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

     

    The exception to this will be compact cars that sell in such huge volumes that it makes it impractical to have long shipping routes.  For example, Civic and Corolla, probably have too much volume to make it feasible to ship across the Pacific whereas Trax and Encore combined don't add up to even a fraction of Civic. 

     

    Also commodity luxury models that are sold worldwide will likely continue to be built worldwide...the BMW 3-series is assembled on 4 continents in about 10 countries...

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    The industry model I foresee coming is that of building the vehicles on the continent were the most of that particular vehicle will be sold.  Trucks, SUVS, large Crossovers, and large sedan (both in volume and size) are safe here in the US.  Small vehicles will ship off shore. 

    The exception to this will be compact cars that sell in such huge volumes that it makes it impractical to have long shipping routes.  For example, Civic and Corolla, probably have too much volume to make it feasible to ship across the Pacific whereas Trax and Encore combined don't add up to even a fraction of Civic. 

    Ford is majorly gambling with Focus. A sudden spike in oil prices could make a Chinese built Focus uneconomical to ship economy cars all the way from China to the US. All it takes is one mid-east skirmish to double or triple oil prices and Russia is already threatening to fire on US planes in Syria.  

    The Syrian thing ties into the people not getting any smarter.

    We keep seemingly coming back to that.

    There is a part of me that really dislikes Ford and wants to see them fail....which actually bothers me.

    With a billion people driving oil will become an issue at some point... surprised that it hasn't happened yet.

    Also, would love to know the actual profit per vehicle on Civic, Encore and Trax.  Honda does not fleet out like Ford but they absolutely love their low cost lease special offers.

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