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Report: GM 'Reviewing' Volt, Other Future Sedans

Report: GM 'Reviewing' Volt, Other Future Sedans

According to a report from Reuters General Motors is currently reviewing the future of some of its sedans. The news is leaking out of conversations the company is having with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union regarding the future of some of its plants that primarily produce car models.

UAW President Dennis Williams told reporters his organization is talking to GM about their current products and plants, with an emphasis on rather or not the company plans to replace some of the cars with crossovers. Earlier this week GM announced plans to further idle its Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan to further align Chevrolet Sonic supply with waning demand. The announcement served as an addition to several temporary shutdowns of the company’s car assembly plants in recent months.

Analysts state GM is currently reviewing future plans for six of its passenger cars, including the Chevrolet Volt. One potential plan involves replacing the Volt hatchback with a crossover type gasoline hybrid model.

In addition to Volt, GM is currently reviewing the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Sonic. AutoVerdict has been able to confirm through independent sources that there is no future product slated to directly replace the current Chevrolet Impala.

Given the Impala, LaCrosse and XTS all share a similar architecture, it would seem plausible that if GM elects to kill off one of them, all three would likely die off. GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant also happens to produce LaCrosse, Impala, XTS, CT6 and Volt – all four of which are apparently potentially on the chopping block.

GM has produced 35,000 fewer car models so far in 2017 than the same period last year, a 32 percent reduction. The company will ultimately be forced to generate more crossovers and SUVs to fill the production voids at its car plants or close plants due to excess capacity consumer trends are currently causing.

 





 

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    Quote Originally Posted by arutherford
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    I think we can declare Omega a sales dumpster fire.




    Jaguar XJ

    Jaguar XF

    BMW 7 Series

    Audi A8

    Lexus GS

    Lexus LS

    Genesis G90

    Infiniti Q70

    Volvo S90

    They all have one thing in common:

    They are all consistently outsold by an Omega sedan.

    The aging cars based on the Alpha platform is the dumpster fire.
    arutherford






    Quote Originally Posted by nsaporito
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    Large sedan segment is dead outside of ultra-premium (S-Class, 7-Series, A8).




    Or China...i.e. Citroen C6, Ford Taurus, etc
    nsaporito






    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65
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    Any chance at all for a Chevrolet range topping sedan? Or is Malibu the biggest you'll be able to get?




    Large sedan segment is dead outside of ultra-premium (S-Class, 7-Series, A8).
    nsaporito






    Quote Originally Posted by CobaltSSKing
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    http://jalopnik.com/cadillac-preside...abs-1797141183

    Cadillac President On Cancellation Rumors: 'There Is Absolutely No Plan' To Axe The CT6

    When Reuters reported Thursday that six General Motors vehicles, including the new, technology-flagship Cadillac CT6, could get axed due to a U.S. sales slump, it came as a surprise to us at Jalopnik. When we asked Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen about it, he said, “That report came as a surprise to me, too.”

    Nysschen isn’t sure where that information, attributed by Reuters to unnamed sources, came from, but was adamant about the relatively new luxury sedan’s future at Cadillac.

    “There is absolutely, if I could speak all capitals now, they’d be coming out of my mouth,” de Nysschen, company president since July 2014, told Jalopnik. “There is absolutely no plan, at all, to cancel the CT6.”




    My problem with this...

    JDN doesn't have supreme authority over the GM product portfolio. If the board wishes to axe sedans, they will axe sedans.
    donmateo






    Quote Originally Posted by nsaporito
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    I can confirm with outside sources there is no Impala replacement. That's been known for awhile.




    If this is true, that's very sad. I've been very happy with both of mine and was considering a new model. I was disappointed there was no AWD TT option from the XTS. Hope they change their mind.
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