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Old 11-27-2018, 07:48 AM
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Default GM cuts multiple sedans and 15% of workforce to make way for BEVs

Articles are popping all over the place, and here's one:

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/g...uick-lacrosse/
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:39 PM
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Electrification is the future. No way around it. Glad GM is investing in this. Living near Oshawa - I feel for that factory. I'm not sure why GM is shuttering that one....the cheap CDN$ makes it profitable (whatever product is produced - it doesn't need to be Implala's / etc); free CDN health care adds further profit to GM. That factory is widely known to have the best QC for GM products...so why not move Bolt production there - or their new power train solution? It feels like GM has forgotten about how the CDN government assisted them during bankruptcy; GM might have forgotten this - but Canadians haven't...so lets see how this plays out for them...
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I think GM is trimming like mad because a merger is in the works.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:20 PM
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:04 PM
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I think GM is trimming like mad because a merger is in the works.
Interesting...with whom? Any antidotal rationale for this?
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:48 PM
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I'm not sure why GM is shuttering that one....
I don't follow production/manufacturing stuff, but maybe it's too expensive to re-tool the factory when GM already has the capacity elsewhere?
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:29 AM
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Interesting...with whom? Any antidotal rationale for this?
antidotal? LOL
anecdotal maybe...

Given the gross mismanagement of FCA under Sergio Marchionne, they will need to merge with someone. All they have that sells is Jeep, Ram, and Dodge. Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Fiat are boat anchors for sales.

GM needs Jeep.
Dodge could be the new Pontiac or be allowed to die.
Ram could easily be a brand that is franchised out as a +1 brand to brands without trucks (VW, Mazda, Honda, BMW, and so on).

It's obvious that FCA will not continue as is. The Italians will go home if they get some cash which selling Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram would accomplish.

Jeep + Cadillac would make massive sense.
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This is all-too-typical of GM's practice, refining and improving models and cars lines, and suddenly - killing them.

The one that I'm really surprised and sad about getting the axe (at least in North America) is the Cadillac CT6. So much investment in it's chassis, and the step in the right direction of offering the Blackwing V8s. Hopefully, there would be a reverse-decision here and move North American production to another facility. This is truly a colossal waste! However, there could be hope here, for perhaps a larger flagship could be on the way, maybe a production Escala? There is an Easter-Egg in the latest XT4 commercial likely referencing this.

The Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS are toward the end of their lifecycle, so that's expected. The Volt will be cut, but, with an onslaught of EVs currently in development at GM, the Volt appears to be less relevant. The sexy LaCrosse sedan is another that will be missed.

I'm also hoping that GM will reverse recent decisions about the CT6, I could see it being built alongside s potential flagship.
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antidotal? LOL
anecdotal maybe...

Given the gross mismanagement of FCA under Sergio Marchionne, they will need to merge with someone. All they have that sells is Jeep, Ram, and Dodge. Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Fiat are boat anchors for sales.

GM needs Jeep.
Dodge could be the new Pontiac or be allowed to die.
Ram could easily be a brand that is franchised out as a +1 brand to brands without trucks (VW, Mazda, Honda, BMW, and so on).

It's obvious that FCA will not continue as is. The Italians will go home if they get some cash which selling Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram would accomplish.

Jeep + Cadillac would make massive sense.

This makes zero sense.


Jeep is *absolutely carrying* FCA. Its lterally responsible for more than 90% of FCAs profits as a whole. FCA would be insane to let Jeep go.
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There is only one well run American car company. And it ain't Tesla.

Or G&M.
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