- Buick Ownership
- 2018.5 TourX
Might be the end of the Regal in the States. That would coincide with Buick culling the other sedans from their lineup.Opel Plant Responsible For Buick Regal Production In For Cuts
...wonder what impact this will have on US availability?
Many many years ago, I swore I'd never buy a "Captive Import". (Car made in another country but sold here with an American brand name one example is the unforgettable Plymouth Cricket plus others that I have forgotten). (Volvo, Mercedes, VW, Audi are not captive imports, just imports). Now that I think of it, we can have the same problems with regular imports that were sold here. Think of Saab, Peugeot, Renault, Rover Sterling, Suzuki, etc.Any chance of manufacturing ramping up in China? I know they have their own sedan version. I'm more worried about parts availability, so it would be nice to have the car on the market for a couple more years from that point of view.
It's really such a shame, this TourX is such a nice car. It's disappointing that it didn't fine a broader market. I was parked the other day in a row of boring looking SUVs, and the TourX really stood out. Too bad most won't know what they're missing.The Chinese and the European markets are setting mandates on reduced emissions for automotive industry. EV and hybrids are in a much higher pace to bring to market, the UK even has some cities trying to have there downtown areas EV only lol. So unless these can be updated it, which is unlikely, probably going away with this last production run. Here's some information on what is going on, different than USA market on mandates.
Climate goals mean Europe will overtake US in electric cars
What you say makes sense, but how GM has gone about eliminating models has not. The Verano was doing well (30,000+ sold annually prior to discontinuing) and got axed a couple years before the LaCrosse (under 30,000 /year) and inevitably it seems, the Regal (20,000 or less /year).It may become which market share is more profitable, LH or RH drive. Making that small of a production run for both drive sides seems difficult to maintain and keep costs down.
I have to carry things like dishwashers, so I need either a wagon or van or SUV. I'm not emotionally inclined to drive an SUV. I'm glad I got my TourX before they're gone.I would buy a Tesla but they are out of my price range as of now. I like the idea of spending $10 a week to go to & from work instead of $40 or more a week on gas. A used model 3 is $50,000 in my area.