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Buick can very much survive and thrive without Opel .

Opel, under PSA, would simply continue building the Regal for GM, but only as long as it remains financially viable for both companies.

Buick can very much survive and thrive without Opel, yet another reason why GM no longer needs to support a financially draining brand.
Assuming the new Regal continues to sell well, then eventually we’ll probably see GM switch it to one of its own platforms.
A redesigned three-row Enclave CUV , which never came from Opel, will debut in just a few weeks’ time, but it’ll share a platform with the just revealed Chevrolet Traverse.
What could end up happening, at least in the near term, is retaining the Regal status quo.

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Opel Not As Crucial To Buick As It Once Was

Opel Not As Crucial To Buick As It Once Was*/

The one vehicle most in limbo is likely the 2018 Buick Regal, according to the report.
Since General Motors’ bankruptcy and restructuring, Opel has become a defacto part of Buick in the United States and Canada.
However, analysts think Buick would be just fine without Opel’s strings, according to Automotive News.
There are many questions left to be answered from the potential sale of Opel-Vauxhall to PSA Group.
One of the biggest implications that may affect North American buyers is Buick’s close ties with Opel.

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Opel has become a defacto part of Buick in the United States

 

Jacked up, cladded, and ready for active service in America, what you see above is Opel’s next contribution to General Motors’ bottom line — the Insignia Country Tourer.
You’ll know it soon as the 2018 Buick Regal TourX.
Rumors suggest the Regal may also get V6 power in the near future, with Buick considering a diesel in the years ahead.
Based on the Insignia Sports Tourer, the Country Tourer receives a slight lift and plastic cladding along its lower edges to match American and European buyers’ newfound sensibilities for wagons that kinda’, sorta’, maybe look like crossovers.
SEE MORE: 5 Things You Need to Know about Buick’s Upcoming Regal WagonWhen the Insignia Country Tourer arrives in North America with a Buick badge on the grille and Regal TourX nameplate on the trunk, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will likely power all four wheels as standard.

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