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Just wondering if anybody would buy the 2018 Buick Regal now that it is not owned by GM anymore?
Would like to hear your thoughts?
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Imported from Germany doesn't sound promising. Sounds like the Chevy SS - will be to expensive resulting in very low volume and a high level of "GM is stupid" on GMI.
Hello, stupid question here, if the Regal, Holden "what ever they decide to call it" and Chevy Malibu are all based on the same E2XX platform, ahh why GM doesn't build it in there Kansas City Plant along side the Malibu is beyond common sence, after all the plant is under capacity. Why not build the Regal and Holden there, cut out the middleman and cost, since it's cheaper to build it yourself then pay some other entity too then factor in difference in the Dollar and Euro, but I guess common sense is lacking in the halls of the once mighty GM.
And WHY offer both an 8 and 9 speed automatic. Makes no sense, and to top it off, the 8 speed is an Aisin unit ( a vendor item), where as the 9 speed is a GM build item, Made in Mexico!!!. Ohh and get this while Honda builds their new generation 10 speed front/Awd transaxle in Tallapoosa, Georgia and Toyota their new 8 speed front/Awd will be made in Buffalo, West Virginia, so you all tell me who is making America Great and providing Americans Jobs.
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(apparently it's an EPA thing)
The different ending letters could represent different states of tune. C is shared with Regal, Malibu, ATS, B is shared by CTS and Camaro while I'm wondering if the totally different code for the CT6 is indicating the PHEV.
But it's late and I'm only guessing.
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Given E2xx & Insignia development thus far, I'd guess only the Opel re-engineered V6 Insignias can accommodate the GKN setup...
Michael Accardi (03-17-2017)
Why does the vehicle have a DCT outside of America?
Every time Buick posts the Invasion on their Facebook page, they get absolutely destroyed. It's not even close, the last thread I saw had about 90% of posts complaining that it was made in China, and how terrible GM was after the USA bailed them out to do this. And unlike myself where I'll simply buy something else from GM, many of those people have stated they won't buy ANY GM vehicle.
I really think it's doing more damage to GM's bottom line than we realize.
Think of the positive publicity if GM moved production back home for 2018.
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the 2018 lacrosse gets the 9 speed. The post says no pairings of the 9 speed and a V6 have been announced. Not true.
As for the Envision, people are buying it and the fact that a small group of anti China people are posting on Buick's FB page really doesn't mean much. The Envision's price is a bigger factor in its sales than it's origin. I guess people didn't know GM was already importing several compact models from Korea and has been doing so for years. Buick's best seller comes from Korea, not from Michigan. And please don't tell me that is different because S. Korea is democratic.
TUNE might be one thing, but output another? ATS/CTS/CT6/Camaro and Malibu all have different outputs in the one group with a roughly 10hp spread, with the Malibu a total outlier.
Many more Opel/Vauxhalls will sell than will US Regals or Commodores, and I don't know how much of a problem trade barriers between the US and EU are, but beyond them those Opel factories are no doubt now PSA ones.
Would it have made sense for them to negotiate a move to Fairfax, or to just make it part of the move to start with? Maybe. Is Fairfax some probably close to 150,000 units under capacity? I doubt it.
Looking at Malibu and GUESSING LaX sales and future XT4 sales, I don't think Fairfax looks under capacity at all. It'll be close as hell to 300,000 units.
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