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Kid_Icarus_Reaper.pngWell the inevitable finally happened, Buick has confirmed that the Regal will not be returning to the U.S. after the 2020 model year. After that, Buick will be an all-SUV brand.  The move comes as light-truck sales take 70% of the U.S. market and 90% of all Buick sales.  While the Regal retreats from these shores, it will still continue to be sold in China where demand remains strong. 

As of the end of Q3 this year, Buick moved only 8,849 units of Regal year to date. That's down 19.6% from the year prior. Regal's demise was hinted at during the Los Angeles Auto Show where no Regals were on display.

The Buick Lacrosse sedan and Buick Cascada convertible were canceled earlier this year.

Starting next year, the Buick Encore GX will join the lineup, a slightly larger iteration of the Buick Encore, but on a new platform and using a new 3-cylinder engine. 


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Not surprising given current trends but still disappointing. The Tour X looks better than every CUV they sell IMO. Should at least keep that but I know that won’t happen either because Americans hate that naughty little word “wagon”. 

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Sad to see the demise of a long running brand name....so Buick is going to be the rounded generic CUVs and GMC the squared generic CUVs at the same dealer....yawn.  Nothing remotely interesting left of the Buick brand in NA. 

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Figured that was coming especially with GM not having Opel anymore.  

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32 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

Figured that was coming especially with GM not having Opel anymore.  

Opel has little to nothing to do with CUV demand in the US. Besides, those sedans will continue in China where they sell very well, without Opel.

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Sucks, because I like the Regal.

Will miss it and the Tour X when it it gone ...

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Was going to happen sooner or later, not like Buick would be getting the next gen Insignia to rebadge again.   I guess with Opel doing a midcycle refresh for 2020 was a good a time as any to pull the plug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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😢 Sad, but there is always hope.

🤔 Maybe a Grand National CUV? 🤷‍♂️

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2 minutes ago, dfelt said:

😢 Sad, but there is always hope.

🤔 Maybe a Grand National CUV? 🤷‍♂️

With 1.3 twin turbo!

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2 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

With 1.3 twin turbo!

Might as well make it a 1.3 Triple Turbo motor, that way each cylinder does not feel neglected. :P 

Triple the turbo lag. :D 

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50 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

With 1.3 twin turbo!

No the Grand National gets a 1.6 turbo!

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14 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

No the Grand National gets a 1.6 turbo!

1.9L and a 1/2 turbo!    oh, and only 2 wheels. lol   :(

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Wouldn't shock me if GM's only car post 2025 is the Corvette.  I could see them killing Cadillac's sedans and most of the Chevy's too.

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1 minute ago, regfootball said:

Maybe FCAPSA will sell this in Chrysler showrooms 🧐

”CHRYSLER LHS wagon”

A version w/ woodgrain side trim and white walls would be a nice 'Town & Country' wagon...

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15 hours ago, riviera74 said:

 What is your new next sedan purchase within the next eighteen months?

Remember: Money talks.  You know the rest.

Chrysler 300?

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17 hours ago, riviera74 said:

Mary Barra is NOT the problem.  Neither are federal regulations.  The issue is simple: most people are simply NOT buying new cars (with a few exceptions) ANYMORE.  The Market is saturated with CUVs, SUVs, and pickup trucks because that is what the market wants.  Period End of Story.  Buick as a CUV-only brand almost guarantees its survival in the USA.  GMC as a SUV/CUV brand (pickups too) guarantees its survival.  The only thing that would make NEW CAR buyers switch back to sedans is $5 a gallon of gas happens again and that it last for at least two years (CA: $6.50 and up!)  Everyone who is shedding a tear for the lack of sedans should ask themselves one question:  What is your new next sedan purchase within the next eighteen months?

Remember: Money talks.  You know the rest.

I know for a fact that for my family, it WILL NOT be a sedan.

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17 hours ago, riviera74 said:

  Everyone who is shedding a tear for the lack of sedans should ask themselves one question:  What is your new next sedan purchase within the next eighteen months?

Remember: Money talks.  You know the rest.

I'm not likely to purchase anything within the next 3-5 years, since my Jeep has less than 50k miles--- but hypothetically if I were to get a new sedan about the only domestic ones I'd consider would be the Chrysler 300 or Charger....or maybe lease a sports sedan like a Giulia, 3 series,  Q50, or G70...one of those would be nice...have thought about doing something like that.

I'd rather go CPO than new, though, an off-lease CT5 or CT6 with low miles could be a good buy...

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5 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I'm not likely to purchase anything within the next 3-5 years, since my Jeep has less than 50k miles--- but hypothetically if I were to get a new sedan about the only domestic ones I'd consider would be the Chrysler 300 or Charger....or maybe lease a sports sedan like a Giulia, 3 series,  Q50, or G70...one of those would be nice...have thought about doing something like that.

I'd rather go CPO than new, though, an off-lease CT5 or CT6 with low miles could be a good buy...

CT6 Blackwing would be a good CPO. Too bad short sighted planning by GM is killing all the good stuff.

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1 minute ago, dfelt said:

CT6 Blackwing would be a good CPO. Too bad short sighted planning by GM is killing all the good stuff.

Yeah, but those will probably stay high in price...aren't they only building like 1000 of them? 

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8 minutes ago, dfelt said:

CT6 Blackwing would be a good CPO. Too bad short sighted planning by GM is killing all the good stuff.

Instant collectible... if you can even find one. 

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