GM decided to abandon Chevrolet CruzeNovember 27, 2018
GM is reducing its North American lineup by announcing six models and major job cuts.
The news that General Motors will close five plants in the United States, will cut 15% of workers and 25% of management, and will also stop producing six models, shook the automotive industry.
In the new message, GM announced that soon six sedans will be removed from the conveyors: Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6 and XTS, Chevrolet Cruze and Impala, as well as the electric car Chevrolet Volt.
The cuts will begin March 1, 2019 with models of the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Volt, which are produced at the plant in Detroit (Michigan, USA), and the Chevrolet Cruze, produced in Lordstown (Ohio, USA). Then in early summer, June 1, the production of the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala, located in Detroit, will close. Impala production will exist for some time in Oshawa (Canada), but it will also stop before the onset of the fourth quarter. It also produces the Cadillac XTS, which also sinks into oblivion.
In addition to the elimination of some cars and trucks, GM intends to close factories that supply components. For example, Warren Transmission Operations in Michigan, which produces gearboxes for the Cadillac XTS, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Malibu, as well as for the Impala and Volt. This plant will close on August 1, 2019, and the plant in Maryland will stop on April 1, 2019. In total, five plants will be closed, employing 6705 people. GM will then stop two plants outside of North America. One of them is located in Gunsan (South Korea).
The US president has already responded to news from General Motors. Donald Trump demanded that the concern return to Ohio, where they collect the Chevrolet Cruze. Trump says GM’s reference to low sales of this model is untenable. “Make a car that will sell well,” – the US president wrote on his Twitter account.