Sales Numbers Of The 6 Cars General Motors Is Cancelling In 2019 Tells You Why They Are Cancelled

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Below is a list of the of the six cars GM is dropping from production in 2019.

All of these products make up just 8% of General Motors’ US sales and if you exclude the Cruze, that number falls to just 3.5%.  If you exclude the Cruze and the Impala, the remaining 4 cancelled cars only provide GM with 1.7% of sales.

gm-stock-priceThere is a reason the stock market bounced GM up on this news.  Do the math, GM is cutting 8% of its product and reducing costs 15%.

Many GM buyers are loyal to the company so the General will not be losing 8% of sales.  GM consumers will often simply choose other GM products.  GM has previous stated that they will announce a dozen primarily electrified vehicles SUV’s in 2019 and 2020.

It is worth noting that three of these products (the LaCrosse, Impala and XTS) are little more than trim levels on GM’s full size Epsilon platform and now that these cars are dead, so is the platform.


 

Buick LaCrosse

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 0.5%
2018 US Sales Volume: 15K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 61K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2010
Current Factory: Hamtracmk – Michigan

 

Cadillac CT6

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 0.2%
2018 US Sales Volume: 8K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 10.5K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2017
Current Factory: Hamtracmk – Michigan

 

Cadillac XTS

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 0.5%
2018 US Sales Volume: 15K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 33K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2013
Current Factory: Oshawa – Ontario

 

Chevrolet Cruze

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 4.5%
2018 US Sales Volume: 140K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 273K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2014
Current Factory: Lordstown – Ohio

 

Chevrolet Impala

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 1.8%
2018 US Sales Volume: 52K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 172K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2010
Current Factory: Oshawa – Ontario

 

Chevrolet Volt

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Percentage of GM’s Total 2018 US Sales: 0.5%
2018 US Sales Volume: 15K
US Peak Sales Volume Since 2010: 23K
US Peak Sales Year Since 2010: 2016
Current Factory: Hamtracmk – Michigan

 

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