As Buick continues to evolve from the car for dentists to the car for grandpa and now the car for Generation X, it seems the brand will continue to evolve with more European DNA than before. Automotive News says that the next-gen Buick Regal may be built in Germany.
Since debuting in 2010, the Regal has been the most European-inspired vehicle in the Buick lineup. Built jointly at Oshawa, Ontario with the Cadillac XTS, and Chevrolet Camaro and Impala, the Regal is scheduled to be redesigned for 2017. General Motors has already indicated that that production of the next-gen 2016 Camaro (expected to begin in 12-18 months) will move to Lansing, Mich., and the Impala will move to Hamtramck, Mich. The XTS? It’s possible the model will not survive once Cadillac builds its rumored high-class saloon.
Since the current Regal is already based on the Opel Insignia, it’s only natural to assume that the next-gen Regal may be built in Russelsheim, Germany. And then there’s this statement from Opel in March: “The Russelsheim plant has been chosen for the assembly of a future model which will be sold in the U.S. under the Buick brand name.”
When approached by AN, an Opel spokesperson declined to comment.