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Buick Regal won't return next year as brand shifts to SUV-heavy lineup


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2020 Buick RegalThe Buick Regal sedan and Regal TourX wagon won't return for 2021, signaling the likely end of Buick's car lineup in the U.S. for now, our colleagues at Motor Authority reported Wednesday. Buick spokesman Stu Fowle confirmed the Regal's demise after model year 2020, which was largely telegraphed by U.S. buyers' increasing preference for crossovers...

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This marks the second time Buick has killed that particular marque here in the US. The first time was between 2004 and 2008. This sounds like this retirement is for good though.

Think about it. The last US-made (or North American-made) Buick car (not SUV, crossover or truck) has already been built and sold. There are no more Buick cars. 

Think about Buick's line-up here in the US as a whole and where they were actually made:

Regal sedan and TourX wagon - Russelsheim Germany (to be discontinued in 2020)

Buick Cascada convertible - Gilwice Poland (discontinued in 2019)

Buick LaCrosse - Detroit/Hamtramck (discontinued in 2019)

Buick Enclave - Delta Township (Lansing)

Buick Encore - Shanghai China / Incheon Korea

Buick Verano - Lake Orion  [the Asian version is called the Buick Excelle/Excelle GT/Excelle GX and it's built in Shanghai] (discontinued in 2017)

Buick Envision - Yantai, Shandong, China

 

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Seems about right with how everything with Buick has been focused. Really dig this gen Regal, even though it’s technically an Opel and German.

 

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I agree with you Ringo. The current Regal TourX wagon reminds me of the Volvo wagon. I like it's styling a lot. Again, being the RWD bigot that I am, it's a no go in my book since it is a FWD platform.

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51 minutes ago, Frosty said:

I agree with you Ringo. The current Regal TourX wagon reminds me of the Volvo wagon. I like it's styling a lot. Again, being the RWD bigot that I am, it's a no go in my book since it is a FWD platform.

100% agree with you there. If it was RWD, I would have jumped on it already. Also if it had a V6 available outside of the GS trim level and not AWD

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