Opel, General Motors' former European unit, said last week it plans to stop producing the Buick Cascada in 2019.
The changeover of General Motors' full-size pickups and unseasonably high sales a year ago led to an estimated 16 percent decline in its September U.S. light-duty vehicle sales.
General Motors is expanding its in-dash fuel payment service to millions of vehicles and thousands of fuel stations nationwide
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is the fourth vehicle globally to receive the Avenir high-end treatment.
Nine years after surviving General Motors' bankruptcy restructuring to the surprise of many, Buick once again finds itself in a precarious situation.
GM's impending loss of federal tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles and a lack of customer demand could push Buick's EV plans into the next decade.
One of every four Enclaves sold is an Avenir, and after a March investment that boosted Avenir production, GM is studying additional ways to get even more inventory to help meet demand for the $54,495-and-up crossover.
GMC, up 17 percent, was the sales workhorse for General Motors in June; Chevrolet and Cadillac were also up while Buick tumbled.
The first vehicle announced under General Motors' ambitious effort to introduce at least 20 electric or fuel cell vehicles by 2023 will be the Buick Velite 6 for China.
The problems they cited include untimely dealer support, "clunky" functionality and simply not having another GM-approved choice for websites.
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