If you live in the U.S. and you want to buy a new Buick, then the Tri-Shield brand has several crossovers to offer, including the Encore GX, the Envista, the Envision, and the Enclave. However, if you want a new Buick in the sedan body style, then you’re out of luck. In fact, customers shouldn’t expect to see a new Buick sedan in North America any time soon.
Buick has steadily dropped sedans from its U.S. lineup over the past few years, first cutting the Verano, followed by the LaCrosse and then the Regal. Years later, GM continues to have no plans for Buick sedans in the North American market, according to GM Authority sources.
The news could come as a disappointment for some, especially in light of the semi-recent reveal of the Buick Wildcat EV concept in 2022. For those readers who may not remember, the Tri-Shield brand unveiled a new two-door, four-passenger electric vehicle concept in June 2022, showing off the marque’s latest design language and logo.
In addition to previewing styling for Buick’s forthcoming battery-electric products, the Wildcat EV also provides inspiration for some of its ICE-based vehicles, including the new Buick Envista. Critically, the Wildcat EV’s low-slung roofline, imposing stance, and non-crossover body style may have sent the wrong message to those U.S. buyers eager to park a new Buick sedan in their garage.
Be that as it may, Buick offers several sedans in China, a market where Buick sales outpaced those of the U.S. four-fold during Q2 2022. There, Buick’s lineup includes sedans like the Excelle, Regal, Verano, and LaCrosse. The latter of these recently received a complete overhaul, adding an aggressive demeanor to the large luxury sedan.
In the U.S., Buick has recently launched several new models, with more on the way. That includes the refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX, as well as the all-new 2024 Buick Envista. Looking ahead, Buick will launch the updated 2024 Buick Envision. These models are all crossovers, and what will follow is another crossover, albeit with a battery electric powertrain.
That model, the Electra E5, is expected to make it to both China and North America in the not-so-distant future. Sources indicate that its smaller, coupe-like corporate cousin – the Electra E4 – will be a China-only affair.