According to GM boss, sedans will rise againNovember 15, 2019
As part of a conversation with GM officials and Brembo, they managed to find out that sedans still have a great chance of success.
Over the past few years, across the world, crossovers, SUVs and pickups began to gain more and more popularity, while sales of classic sedans began to fall. American Ford refused to further manufacture models Taurus, Focus, Fiesta. Chevy decided to remove the Cruze sedan from its price lists. It is logical that sedans, as a species, can completely disappear, but no, this is unlikely to happen.
The foreign publication GM Authority interviewed the current chief designer of the American GM concern Michael Simka, as well as Dan Sandberg, who is president and chief executive officer of the brake manufacturer, Brembo. According to them, the automotive industry will eventually return to sedans.
According to a number of studies, 42 percent of the owners of Focus and Cruze sedans did not even think about changing to crossovers or SUVs. Instead, they bought top-class sedans, such as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
Although much has been written about the rather precarious situation of sedans in the current realities of the automotive market, this type of car still accounts for a significant amount of sales of new vehicles. It is reported that this year in the United States was sold 4.5 million copies of sedans. This is a considerable amount, and I’m ready to bet money on the fact that companies who didn’t even think about removing sedans from their lineup really like this alignment.
So we can assume that Mr. Simka is right at the expense of the fact that the popularity of sedans will grow again. In any case, time will tell which cars will be sold best.
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