2016 Buick Regal GS Sees A Price Cut11
Consumer interests are changing constantly. That’s why Buick has made the smart decision to reduce prices on the 2016 Buick Regal GS, according to Edmunds.
Originally, the Buick Regal GS commanded a $38,310 listing price, including destination charges. But, now, Buick has slashed $3,320 from the MSRP, bringing the 2016 Regal GS’ price to an easier-to-swallow $34,990.
No additional features have been added, or removed, from them the 2016 Regal GS. Buick spokesperson Nick Richards says the price cut merely reflects a shift in the marketplace from sedans, to crossovers.
“Given where the market is today and the move toward crossovers, we wanted to make sure that Regal remains on shoppers’ minds,” said Richards.
Buick has also graced the 2016 Regal, and nearly the entire Buick lineup, with a “Sport Touring” trim, which adds unique design cues to the exterior, save for the 2016 Encore Sport Touring, which receives a more powerful engine.
And, may we take the time to remind you, the 2016 Regal GS is available with a six-speed manual transmission as a no cost option.
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The Regal GS really is a nice car. The unique wheels really make the car. I hope this helps improve sales.
Sadly the fleet order guide does not show the 6-speed manual (MR6) in the options list under “Mechanical” for 2016 Regal even though the 2016 summary does not mention ‘deleting’ it.
In addition, the “Build” feature on the Buick site no longer offers the 6-speed manual there.
It seems that another stick is now entered into the history books.
GM dropped the price of Regal not because of SUVs, but because Regal is an older model that never really caught on.
Sure, SUV sales are up but Lexus, BMW and Benz aren’t having the same trouble moving sedans.
I love this car but, even as a Buick fan, had to overcome a certain bias regarding the Regal name since the last three generations were junk. Maybe Insignia would have been a wiser choice?
So you take a 2015 Buick that never sold. Bring it to an out of town warehouse. Wash it. Wax it. Add ‘touring’ touches. Re-release the Regal as a 2016 and drop the price.
Ya, it’s a really nice ride.
Be good if it was AWD.
But it seems LaCrosse, Verano and Regal are so close to each other.
Made more sense when there was LaCrosse, outselling Lexus for awhile, and the Regal was a 3-series/Q4 fighter. Verano – no idea about what that was intended to solve.
“Verano – no idea about what that was intended to solve.”
Entry level sedan for peeps who don’t care about the backseat and want something nicer than Cruze? Or the sedan version of the Encore?
Re: “Be good if it was AWD.”
The Regal has all-wheel drive available with 2.0 turbo engines and the 6-speed automatic in several trim levels, including GS.
Available, not standard.
And Verano seems like an exercise in capitalizing on excess platform capacity.
All it did was muddle-up what is now a ‘3 shades of grey’ lineup.
At least LaCrosse was near-luxe, and Regal can be sporty.
Verano? Like a Cruze, only better? Or a Century or a Skylark?
If the Regal/Verano/LaCrosse were solving clearly-identitied opportunities, you’d probably see more positive sales results. As it stands, all of them are down about 20%, year-on-year.
And, sorry, I don’t think Meditation and Yoga Videos are gonna solve that.
This is a fine VW CC rival. Say what you will, I hope there’s a next generation Regal GS. Perhaps offering a Coupe with standard torque-vectoring AWD.
The only thing wrong here is this is an old car. It was old when it became a Regal and now has been on the market longer than about any other sedan but the Lacrosse.
With both being replaced in the next year there is little change we should expect. They will close out the year with this car and lead into the two new models just around the corner.
To be honest the GS at the lower price will be a hell of a car for the money.
The Verano was a car just for people who were down sizing with age or new to the segment that can not afford a more expensive car that want a nicer interior car for just a little more than the Cruze.
Besides they sell enough in China to let it sell at lower numbers here and still make money. Think globally.
The GS is a great car…maybe Buick should drop the Regal name and lower end variants and just offer the GS as a unique performance-oriented model.
As for the Verano, I believe the new version with 2 extra inches of legroom in the back will make that a popular and practical alternative than the current version.