GM plans to close three North American car factories by the end of 2019, meaning it’s the end of the road for the five sedans in our part of the world.
GM wants to cut 15% of its white collar workforce, and close the Lordstown plant in Ohio, and the Detroit-Hamtramck factory in Michigan. It has confirmed it will close the Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada.
It will also close an engine and a transmission factory.
Collectively these plants make the Chevrolet Cruze, Impala and Volt, Buick LaCrosse, and Cadillac CT6 for the North American market. The Oshawa plant also makes the outgoing Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
GM has a confirmed to Motor Authority it will end Cruze, LaCrosse and Volt production in March 2019, and the Impala by the end of 2019.
Even though the Cadillac CT6 was recently given a facelift, it too will go out of production next year.
These models will continue to produced elsewhere, including in China.
Source: Motor Authority