Report: GM Wants $2.4 Billion in Canadian Aid for Next-Generation Buick Regal

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David Thomas from Cars.com Kicking Tires: If you think domestic automakers are only hitting up U.S. taxpayers for help, go north of the border. Canada's National Post newspaper reported today that General Motors is asking the Canadian government for $2.4 billion in aid. In exchange, it promises to bring a new Buick model — the Regal, which is already sold in China — to its Ontario plant for North American distribution. GM says it will position the Regal to compete with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, but doesn't say what its new LaCrosse — set to debut in Detroit next month — will be positioned against. Why more Buicks? Well, if GM plans to scale back Pontiac and potentially shut down Saturn, there will be no G6 or Aura sedans to sell, leaving a hole in the marketplace.

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Two brothers who own Saturn retail facilities in Michigan tell WJRT ABC 12 that they are holding out hope for Saturn. Both feel Saturn will survive this ordeal. "It's a special brand. The way we do business is different," Serra Automotive Group's Joe Serra told the television station.