Buick will soon be doing away with its Regal sedan for a new five-door hatchback wagon, as reported by Automotive News.
The new Regal series for the US will be including a re-badged variant of the Opel Insignia Grand Sport hatch and Sports Tourer wagon. The Buick Regal wagon will be the company’s first entry back into the segment since the mid-1990s, when the company terminated the Century and Roadmaster.
Although there would be a new Regal sedan in China, it is not made for the US, as stated in the report. The call to cut off the sedan comes as sales of midsize sedan in the US have been declining since two years back. However, Regal sales marked a 1.7 percent increase last year in the US.
AN reports that the US version of the 2018 Buick Regal will be debuting on April 4 at GM’s Warren Technical Center in suburban Detroit. After that, it will arrive in the Big Apple for the New York Auto Show, along with the 2018 Buick Enclave.
The automaker will cease production of the Regal in Ontario, Canada sometime this year while Regal models for the US will most probably be produced by Opel in Germany.