General Motors will end production of six vehicles in 2019 as part of a broader restructuring plan. The Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Cruze; stalwarts of their respective lineups, are included among the list of car deaths.
According to a Jalopnik report, production of the Chevrolet Volt and Buick LaCrosse sedans will end on March 1, 2019 at the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Meanwhile, Chevrolet Cruze production will cease at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant on March 1st as well.
On June 1, 2019 production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala will halt at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, while remaining Impala production and Cadillac XTS production will end in Oshawa, Ontario sometime in the fourth quarter of next year.
The death of six of GM’s car lines comes as little surprise. In recent months rumors have surfaced that the company was taking a serious look at cutting some of its slow selling sedan models. Today’s announcement of five plant closures in North America and a reduction of 15 percent of its workforce drive home the death of these vehicles.
Update: Cadillac has provided confirmation that, indeed, the CT6 will be removed from the U.S. market next year. The car will continue to be built and sold in China. Cadillac also notes that today’s announcement does not impact plans to roll out the CT6-V and new Blackwing V-8 engine next year.