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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:39 AM

General Motors will stop production of 6 cars

Source: CNN Business.

General Motors will end production of 6 sedans by the end of 2019.. Customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have gone out of favor. As GM adjusts to changing customer behavior, it is also planning for the future. The company announced massive layoffs yesterday, and the closing of 5 North American facilities as it transitions to self driving electric cars of the future. The soon to be closed plants means that GM will no longer make these cars.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/26/business/gm-cars-dropping-production/index.html



There are pictures of the 6 sedans at the above link...Buick LaCross, Chevy Cruse, Chevy Impala, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Chevy Volt.

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Stuart G Nov 2018 OP
Renew Deal Nov 2018 #1
Stuart G Nov 2018 #3
caraher Nov 2018 #5
Bigredhunk Nov 2018 #7
regnaD kciN Nov 2018 #2
Initech Nov 2018 #4
inwiththenew Nov 2018 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #8
dembotoz Nov 2018 #9
Cognitive_Resonance Nov 2018 #10
Renew Deal Nov 2018 #11

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 11:44 AM

1. Some of those are more on the luxury side

Two Cadillac's and the Volt. The LaCrosse and Impala are on the higher end too.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:02 PM

3. Seems to be a trend in auto companies...Here are some cars no longer being made

Pontiac
Oldsmobile
Mercury
Plymouth
etc.
etc.
etc..

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:17 PM

5. The Volt and Cruse are equal in terms of "luxury"

In fact, the Cruse is more the "luxury" car in that the battery takes up a lot of space in the Volt, making a more cramped interior. What makes the Volt "luxury"is the price tag.

News reports mention that low gas prices are driving the market toward larger vehicles, and both Ford and GM are discontinuing vehicles that are less profitable because people are buying gas guzzlers. The climate impact of this shift is, obviously, quite negative - especially if this means automakers are walking away from efficiency

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Response to caraher (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:28 PM

7. Yup

And this is why, despite that it disproportionately hurts those with lower incomes, I like higher gas prices. The lower the price at the pump, the more people want to go back to driving behemoths, the less people think before hopping into their vehicle to shop for 1 item, etc... People change their vehicle buying, acting as if gas prices are never going to go up again.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

2. Ford made the same decision...

...dropping everything but the Mustang and Focus to concentrate on trucks and SUVs.

According to both companies, demand for regular passenger cars is dying. Funny how Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, and Audi don’t seem to be having the same problem…

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:11 PM

4. Yes, their market research sucks.

The Chevy Malibu is a pretty solid sedan, and I drove a Cruze as a rental and it wasn't bad at all. But it looks like my next car will be from one of those manufacturers.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:18 PM

6. The top selling vehicles in 2017 were

1. Ford F Series - Truck
2. Chevy Silverado - Truck
3. Ram - Truck
4. Toyota Rav 4 - Crossover
5. Nissan Rogue - Crossover

You have to get to #6 before the first car shows up and it's a Toyota Camry.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/research-guides/best-selling-vehicles-in-america-in-2017/ss-BBHUUGs#image=21

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:05 PM

8. THIS

I see all sorts of Nissans all over the place - sedans - Sentras, Altimas, & Maximas.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:20 PM

9. doesnt gm have an obligation to make cars that it thinks it can sell?

surprised to see impala...understood that was a mainstay of rental fleets....

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:29 PM

10. Of all the rental cars I've driven in recent years the Impala was a standout for best ergonomics nt

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Response to Cognitive_Resonance (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:03 PM

11. I recently rented a car and the agent seemed to think the impala was premium for its class.

He was talking to someone else, but I could hear the conversation.

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