Initially an upscale version of Buick’s Century line, Regal was spun off into its own range in 1975, later succeeded by a range of downsized personal–luxury cars related to the Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Regal returned to a range of two- and four-door models for the 1990 model year, replaced by an upscale, mid-sized sedan in 1997. After being withdrawn from the US market, the Regal continued in China, where it gained a strong following, and a new model in late 2008, on the GM Epsilon II platform, débuted there first. In 2017, Buick announced that the new Regal would be German-built again, and they would take both the Opel Insignia hatchback and the Country Tourer, renamed TourX. The US decided it would stop importing the Regal after the 2020 model year, with over 90 per cent of Buick sales going to SUVs.