Regal Nears U.S. Launch, Navigation Incurs Slight Delay
Turbo, navigation models arriving a bit later.
March 23, 2010
By: Nick Saporito
Buick’s all-new midsize sedan, the Regal, is nearing its launch in North America. The Opel-turned-Buick was slated to start production this month—supposedly on the first—in Russelsheim, Germany. Dealerships can already order Regal CXL with the 182 horsepower ECOTEC 2.4L, with the vehicles coming to shore in late May to early June. Every Buick dealer is supposed to have allocation for at least one Regal initially.
Regal 2.0 Turbo models are not available at launch. Orders for the turbo are expected to open up next month, however the cars will not be navigating North American roads until the fourth quarter of 2010. GM has not specified what has caused the delay of the CXL Turbo.
Although we have posted the entire Regal sales brochure, actual paper copies of the literature will be shipping to Buick dealerships this week.
Last week rumors surfaced on GMI that Regals equipped with the navigation system would incur a delay. GMI has confirmed with several dealerships that the Regal’s navigation system is currently on constraint until the latter part of April. This means that dealerships can order the Regal with navigation, however the car will not be built until late April or after. It is unclear what caused the delay.