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GM Factory Shutdowns To Hit Hard On Sedan Models

Posted on November 28, 2018
The Cadillac XTS and CT6, pictured here at the 2016 International LCT Show, are the leading limo-livery models for the industry. (LCT file photos)
The Cadillac XTS and CT6, pictured here at the 2016 International LCT Show, are the leading limo-livery models for the industry. (LCT file photos)

General Motors announced a major shift in its business strategy on Nov. 26 that will see the automaker shift its focus toward trucks, SUVs, and electric vehicles.

The announcement also signals a shift away from the traditional sedan, which has been losing sales to crossovers and SUVs for much of the past decade.

Cadillac confirmed to LCT on Nov. 28 that the production cuts include the chauffeured livery versions of the below models.

  • Cadillac CT6: Production ends June 1, 2019. The company sold 7,270 through September.
  • Cadillac XTS: Production ends Q4 2019. The company sold 12,664 through September.

The XTS with the livery package will be in production into the fourth quarter of 2019, while the CT6, which has an available livery protection plan with an extended powertrain limited warranty, will be in production until June 1.

Business Insider article here

GM press release

Additional media reports: Automotive Fleet article / CNN article / Popular Mechanics article

 

Related Topics: Cadillac, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, General Motors, OEMs, sedans, vehicle production, vehicle sales

Comments ( 3 )
  • Susan Lundquist

     | about 10 days ago

    I asked around about this. Here is the reply I received from Phil Hartze <[email protected]> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:41 PM Cadillac (same as other OEM’s) don’t disclose a whole lot about future products but they do discuss near term production plans. Cadillac XTS, a 6 year old platform is near the end of its normal life and production will end at the Oshawa Ontario plant in late 2019. Cadillac CT6, a 3 year old platform will stop being produced at the Detroit Hamtramick in mid-2019, production will continue at the plant in China. In late 2019 as a 2020 model, Cadillac will replace the current ATS and CTS sedans with the CT5 full size sedan, followed by the CT3 and CT4 sedans. So no, Cadillac will not be getting out of the sedan business. Cadillac will be offering additional crossover vehicles (XT6, XT2) to populate the fastest growing market segments. Lincoln as well will be offering new, segment leading products as well. We expect the commercial (i.e. chauffeur driven/Livery) markets in the U.S. to follow the general market trends away from sedans and towards the crossover/SUV model. At the next LCT show, Acton SoCal Penske will showcase the latest offerings from Cadillac and Lincoln intended for both traditional and growing segments.

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