Back in November General Motors announced plans to axe six passenger cars from its North American lineup, a move that will ultimately idle three assembly plants. However, GM has reversed its decision with two of the sedans; the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala will hang around a little longer than expected.
Both the CT6 and Impala were originally slated to end production in June, but GM has announced it will keep both sedans through January 2020. Both cars are built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
“GM notified employees, suppliers and dealers today that the completion of Impala and CT6 production at Detroit/Hamtramck will extend into January 2020,” the company announced in a statement. “We are balancing production timing while continuing the availability of Cadillac advanced technology features currently included in the CT6-V, the Blackwing Twin-Turbo V-8 and Super Cruise,” GM added.
The additional six months will give GM time to locate an alternative production venue for the CT6 sedan, a car the company has since said it never intended to kill off this early. Given Cadillac just announced plans to offers its new Blackwing V-8 in the CT6 Platinum, it makes a lot of sense that they intend on keeping it around longer.
GM hasn’t offered new comments regarding the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, which are also slated to end production this year.