The move leaves the Buick cast with annihilation but SUVs afterwards GM concluded the LaCrosse full-size car and the Cascada convertible.
GM has alone best of its cars in contempo years as sales fell, including the Chevrolet Cruze and Cadillac ATS. Ford and Fiat Chrysler accept taken agnate steps, alternate cars like the Ford Focus and Chrysler 200.
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U.S. sales of the Regal fell 19.6% to 11,008 cartage in the aboriginal nine months of 2019, compared with the aforementioned aeon a year earlier.
The Regal nameplate goes aback to the 1973 Buick Aeon Regal, which “served as an upmarket archetypal in the Aeon band and one of GM’s aboriginal ‘personal luxury’ cars,” the aggregation said in 2013.
During the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s, the car became the aboriginal midsize agent in the U.S. to canal the gas-guzzling 8-cylinder agent as the accepted powertrain, allotment a 6-cylinder agent instead.
The agent added turbocharging afterwards in the 1970s.
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The accepted archetypal is the sixth generation. Redesigned in 2018, it will be discontinued afterwards the 2020 archetypal year, GM agent Stuart Fowle confirmed. It’s accessible as the Regal Sportback, the Regal GS and the Regal TourX.
The cast is now absorption on sales of its calendar of SUVs, including the Enclave, the Encore and the Envision.
The Regal will abide to be awash in China, area Buick is added popular.
The agent was a antique of GM’s antecedent buying of the Europe-based Opel brand, which continues to accomplish the archetypal but was awash to French automaker PSA Group.
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