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.
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