We all knew this was bound to happen.
The market has been witnessing a steady decline in sedan vehicle sales for the past few years, and the Buick Regal is no exception. Thus, it was no surprise when Buick’s communications manager revealed that the Regal model would be discontinued after the 2020 model year.
For some time, Buick’s sedan models were not doing particularly well in the North American markets. Throughout the first nine months of 2019, the sales of the Regal dipped nearly 20 percent. However, the Regal’s sales didn’t come out as news as we noticed back in 2019 that crossovers made up for 90 percent of all Buick sales.
But now, it’s official! General Motors confirmed that both the Buick Regal Sportback and TourX models have been discontinued.
GM’s deal with the PSA Group is initially thought to be responsible for the discontinuation of the Regal since GM had sold its Opel platform to the PSA Group in 2017.
Since the company had previously confirmed the discontinuation of sedan models like the Lucerne, Verano, and LaCrosse, there is no more sedan left in the American manufacturer’s lineup.
Unfortunately, some Buick fans will obviously be sad to see the Buick Regal go, but one thing is sure: the Regal will certainly not be the last sedan to end up with the same fate. GM has already decided to discontinue many other sedan models like the Chevy Impala, Chevy Cruze, Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Cruze, Cadillac CT6, and others.
Only time will tell if sedans are completely dead or not.