General Motors Plan To End Production of 6 Sedans in 2019
News broke yesterday about General Motors plans to close five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future. The other reason for closing the facilities is due to poor sales of six sedans which will no longer be made after 2019.
GM will no longer make these cars:
Of all the cars I've had over the years, this was my all-time favorite so I'm kind of sad to see this one go. I absolutely loved this vehicle when I leased one in 2013 but like so many others I prefer to have a truck these days. Buick Lacrosse sales are down 14.2% for the company.
I was surprised that GM was stopping production on not just one but two Cadillac models. The CT6 was down 10.6% with sales of just over 7,000 from January to September.
I don't know much about the Cadillac XTS but apparently, most are sold to limousine and taxi companies.
I'm really surprised by this one because GM sold 109,622 of these cars between January and September. I guess that just wasn't enough as those were down 26.5%.
According to WDIV, this is among the worst selling Chevrolets which is weird to me because I feel like I see Impalas everywhere...maybe it's a Flint thing.
I thought this car was supposed to be the way of the future but apparently not as sales were down for the year. While GM will still lean towards making electric cars, it sounds like the focus will be more on self-driving electric cars.
According to WDIV, North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks.