Buick Regal Dying After 2020

Marco Green
December 6, 2019

The latest casualty is the Buick Regal. General Motors previously dismissed the Regal in 2004 before it revived the model five years later.

"Buick continues to be ahead of the consumer shift toward SUVs". Nearly 90 percent of the premium brand's sales this year have been crossovers, hence the introduction of the Encore GX with two three-cylinder engines and a CVT. GM has since had to pay Opel to build the vehicle, though it builds the Regal for China.

The 2020 Buick Regals sold in China - recently refreshed by Opel - will apparently continue to be built for GM by the German company.

The demand for high-riding vehicles has sealed the fate of yet another family auto in North America: the Buick Regal.

Buick has been procuring the Regal from the Opel brand in Europe after selling off Opel to PSA Group in 2018.

The Regal has seen its sales dwindle.

In Canada, Regal sales in 2019 are the highest they've been since 2016, with about 747 units moved to-date. Both will be gone for 2021.

The 2019 Regal can still be found on the company's official website, with the Sportback starting at $25,070 and the TourX at $29,070. Production of the LaCrosse sedan earlier this year, as did production of the Cascada convertible. The end of the line for the Regal will leave Buick with no cars. Buick will add the Encore GX crossover for 2020 to complement the Encore, Envision, and Enclave crossover SUVs already on sale.

For the time being at least, none of those models will be cars.

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