Only two of Buick’s future models sold in the U.S. will be manufactured in America.
According to a recent Reuters report, Buick will phase out production in the U.S. by 2016 and most vehicles sold under the brand will be exported from Europe or China. Replacements for the LaCrosse and Enclave will continue to be produced in the U.S. while production of the Verano will shift over to China in late 2016. As for the Regal that is currently produced in Canada, that will move over to China or Europe in 2017.
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The American automaker will begin importing the Cascada convertible to the U.S. from Europe early next year and the new Envision crossover, built in China, will arrive in late 2016. The current Encore crossover that is imported from Korea is expected to have its production moved to China as well.
China has become the largest market for Buick in recent years, selling 919,582 vehicles in 2014, which is over four times the 228,963 figure Buick sold in the U.S. last year.
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