General Motors has begun to evaluate what could happen to its future plans if the Trump administration’s border tax takes is approved in Washington D.C. even as it prepares to import the 2018 Buick Regal from Germany.
Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for product development, confirmed that the next generation Regal, which is scheduled to appear in showrooms next fall as both a sedan and as a wagon, will be built at the Opel factory in Russelsheim, Germany.
The production of the Regal in Russelsheim will go forward even though GM is selling both Opel and Vauxhall to the Paris-based PSA Group, Reuss said. The GM-PSA deal is expected to close before the end of the year but encompasses the production of Buick models, such as the Regal and the convertible Buick Cascada, which is built at an Opel plant in Poland. (more…)