GM will continue producing the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala large sedans until January 2020 at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. The company says it won't extend production in Oshawa, Ont., but that the plant will get some additional work due to the extension in Michigan, giving Unifor President Jerry Dias hope.
Following a significant sales decline for the Acadia in 2018, GMC plans to get the large crossover "back on track" with a substantial freshening for the 2020 model year that includes updated styling and new transmission and engine offerings. U.S. sales were down about 20 per cent last year while Canadian sales fell four per cent.
The GM CEO said what wasn't well communicated with plans to end output at five plants were the opportunities the company has for displaced workers, particularly in the U.S. The company says it's identified 5,000 new jobs for workers who will lose their current job in Oshawa, Ont.
GM hasn’t wavered from its plan to close three North American assembly plants. But pressure is mounting, and the groups applying it sound convinced that they can force the company to re-examine its decision and save at least one of the plants.