https://www.automobilemag.com - Add up the 2018 sales of Ford’s Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus; Chevrolet’s Cruze, Impala, and Volt; the Buick LaCrosse; and the Cadillac CTS, CT6, and XTS, and you’re talking about 639,001 units. That doesn’t seem like a small number, but the group of cars–all of which are slated to be killed off here very soon–were outsold by, well, take your pick.
https://www.autoblog.com - General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be quite as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 U.S. factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved. Blue-collar workers will still lose jobs at four U.S. plants slated for closure next year, but most will be able to find employment at eight other GM factories where jobs are being added. Some would have to relocate. GM still plans to lay off about 8,000 white-collar workers and another 2,600 factory workers in Canada.
https://www.freep.com - President Donald Trump again attacked General Motors and its CEO, Mary Barra, over its plans to cut 14,000 jobs. “I don’t like what she did,” Trump said during an interview with Fox's Harris Faulkner. “It was nasty. Ohio is going to replace those jobs in two minutes.” GM on Nov. 26 announced it was closing five factories, including Lordstown Assembly in Ohio and Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, along with two U.S. transmission plants and an assembly plant in Ontario. The company also is in the process of cutting 8,000 white-collar workers.
https://www.fool.com - Last Monday, General Motors announced that it will halt production at five of its manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada next year. With passenger car sales slumping, GM plans to discontinue six models in North America: the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6. Cadillac XTS, Chevy Cruze, Chevy Impala, and Chevy Volt.
https://www.autoblog.com - Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move their families to Texas or Tennessee? How much should they spend on Christmas? One they haven't yet answered: Who is to blame?
https://www.autoblog.com - By and large, automakers have too much capacity for vehicles that people are losing interest in. It isn't that no one's buying Cadillac CT6s or Chevy Cruzes — the Cruze is actually GM's fourth-best-selling vehicle. But its sales are down 26 percent so far this year over the same period last year, and are less than half of what they were just four years ago. Meaning that people aren't buying them at a rate that comes anywhere close to justifying the production capacity.
https://www.auto123.com - GM’s restructuring plan announced this week means an end to production at its Oshawa plant, and the painful job losses that come with it, but it also marks the end of the line for five GM models. Next year will be the last for the Chevrolet Impala, Volt and Cruze, the Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac CT6.
https://www.digitaltrends.com - General Motors is reducing staff and closing factories in a major cost-cutting plan meant to fund tech such as electric powertrains. GM will kill off the Chevrolet Impala, Volt, and Cruze, as well as the Buick LaCrosse, as part of the plan.
https://www.autoguide.com - The future of the LaCrosse, CT6, XTS, Volt, Impala, Malibu, and Cruze will be impacted.
http://www.thedrive.com - In a dramatic move, GM will be "unallocating" Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, which builds the Chevrolet Cruze; the company's famed Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly, home of the Cadillac CT6, the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Volt, and the Chevrolet Impala; and Oshawa Car Assembly in Ontario, Canada, which produces the Impala, the Cadillac XTS, and recently picked up a few Chevrolet Silverado lines as well. Additionally, GM plans to cut two drivetrain facilities: Baltimore Operations in Maryland and the Warren Transmission plant in Michigan. The company also plans to idle two foreign plants.