General Motors ending production of six vehicles including Chevy Volt

Posted at 11:52 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 12:36:08-05

Shortly after the news that General Motors would be ceasing operations at several plants in 2019, the automaker also announced that it would stop production of six vehicles.

In a conference call after the announcement, GM said it will stop producing the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS sedan and Cadillac CT6 sedan.

Two of the five plants that will be "unallocated" include the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and the Warren Transmission Operations in Warren.

According to a spokesperson for GM, unallocating the plant means they will no longer produce vehicles in those plants in 2019. According to the company, the future of the plants will be part of contract talks with the UAW next year.

“The actions we are taking today continue our transformation to be highly agile, resilient and profitable, while giving us the flexibility to invest in the future,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “We recognize the need to stay in front of changing market conditions and customer preferences to position our company for long-term success.”

According to the company, the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant produces the Volt, Impala, LaCrosse and CT6. The first vehicle came off the line in 1985 and more than four million cars have been built at the plant since.

The Warren Transmission plant produces 6-speed transmissions for several cars including the GMC Acadia, the Impala and the Electric Drive Unit for the Volt, Chevy Malibu Hybrid and Buick Velite.