2011 Buick Regal

Beginning in 2012, Buick will no longer use trim levels like CX, CXS, and CXL to differentiate between models with different equipment levels. Instead, cars will be sold with different packages. The only Buicks that will receive exterior identification will be special models—like a GS, for instance. The change is supposed to streamline the production and buying processes.

Plus, they’ll save some money on badges.

By David Gluckman