An official announcement of the Buick Regal’s demise is still forthcoming, but according to GM Authority sources, production of the Buick Regal Sportback and TourX has now ended.
Confirmation that the Buick Regal would not live past the 2020 model year came late last year, with Buick spokesman Stuart Fowle indicating a drop in North American sales for the model.
Regal sales were down nearly 20 percent year-over-year through the first nine months of 2019.
It’s believed that the primary reason behind the discontinuation of the Buick Regal for the North American market is down to contractural obligations, specifically GM’s agreement with the PSA Groupe. GM sold Opel to the PSA Groupe in 2017, and now, GM’s agreement to purchase the Regal has run its course.
To note, the PSA Groupe previously produced the Regal as a rebadged Opel Insignia at the Opel plant in Russelsheim, Germany.
Meanwhile, the Buick Regal nameplate will continue on for the Chinese market, where it is produced in China as a sedan model that’s unique to the Chinese market.
The final sixth-generation Buick Regal for the North American market was built on GM’s E2 platform, with two engine options on offer – the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, with varying states of tune for the LTG depending on the model selected. Both FWD and AWD were offered.
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