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Cadillac CT6 Production Ending in January

Cadillac CT6 Production Ending in January

It’s been known for awhile now that the days of the Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan are numbered. Now, the end of Cadillac’s short-lived big sedan is firm with production slated to end next month at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.

According to AutoBlog, GM has filed employment paperwork with the state of Michigan confirming plans to layoff workers at the plant starting February 28th. The layoffs stem from plans to end CT6 production in January, while production of the Chevrolet Impala is slated to cease on February 28th.

Once both sedans are dead, GM will maintain a skeleton crew at the facility while it undergoes a $3 billion overhaul to ultimately produce battery-electric vehicles. GM has stated the $3 billion investment will double the number of employees in the plant to 2,225 to produce a new line of electric SUVs and trucks.

Known as the BT1 program, this new line of electric vehicles is expected to start with a van model in 2021. Electric SUVs and trucks–including some with the revived Hummer nameplate–will arrive between 2021 and 2023.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant was originally on GM’s list of plants to close. During recent negotiations between GM and the United Auto Workers union the company changed course and instead committed to keeping and investing into the facility.





 

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  1. adk024
    Tone
    So confusing! So, GM invested all this money into Omega, didn't enable it to support large CUVs and will kill the one car that's utilizing it? But, it did spend money on updating two cheaper sedans?

    It seems like Cadillac would have been better off investing in better CUVs, especially for the entry level as that's where the volumes are, and keeping the CT6 and extending it into a traditional flagship sedan. No, the volumes won't be big, but it's a bit of a brand-building exercise to have a competitive big sedan. Add a big coupe to the mix and people would notice.

    But, the money (and volume)is currently in the CUVs; still not sure what the CT4/CT5 do for Cadillac that a better XT4/XT5 (read: decent performance versions) couldn't.


    https://www.motortrend.com/news/new-cadillac-escalade-ct5-v-no-blackwing-v8/

    Indeed, both the CT5 and XT6 were originally intended to built on the CT6's Omega rear-wheel drive platform, Cost-cutting moved both the CT5 and XT6 to other platforms, leaving both the Blackwing and the CT6 sedan orphaned in the lineup.


    This 0,0,0 thing is killing everything.
    Z284ever
    Can't help feeling sad about this.
    jgill16
    And to top that off, the CT4/CT5 are just in size of each other. What they should have done, is made CT4 little smaller and call it CT3. Then make CT4 in to a coupe type. The power on the new 2.0 turbo sucks. 237hp reminds me we’re back in 2000. The new 2.0 should offer 300hp with cylinder deactivation to get better fuel economy, ugh. Idiot executives at the top don’t know what they are doing with Cadillac.
    Tone
    So confusing! So, GM invested all this money into Omega, didn't enable it to support large CUVs and will kill the one car that's utilizing it? But, it did spend money on updating two cheaper sedans?

    It seems like Cadillac would have been better off investing in better CUVs, especially for the entry level as that's where the volumes are, and keeping the CT6 and extending it into a traditional flagship sedan. No, the volumes won't be big, but it's a bit of a brand-building exercise to have a competitive big sedan. Add a big coupe to the mix and people would notice.

    But, the money (and volume)is currently in the CUVs; still not sure what the CT4/CT5 do for Cadillac that a better XT4/XT5 (read: decent performance versions) couldn't.
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