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GM Killing Off Six Models, Including Cadillac CT6

GM Killing Off Six Models, Including Cadillac CT6

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.

 





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. jgill16
    I still say bad move,now the imports will dominant the sedan market. Ford and GM killing off cars ugh. I said before , it’s like going to McDonald’s and the cashier say we are no longer serving Big Macs sales been slow. If you’re in the car business, you sell cars not boats. What Gm should do it lower the limits of sedan they produce a year on the slow selling sedans or have plant produce the slow selling sedans, but killing off the impala,Cruze, and CT6 is mistake. Cadillac needs one large luxury sedan. What I don’t understand is Cadillac will have a CT4/CT5 which is almost in size of each other kinda of overlapping in same dimensions but GM will kill off their only large sedan, I don’t get it.
    Andrew_L
    The death of the sedan...

    The auto industry just isn't fun to watch anymore unfortunately.
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