GM Cadillac chief outlines plan for fewer sedans, more electrics

28 Jul 2017   Electric Cars

The head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury division said on Thursday the brand will shrink its lineup of sedans and expand its offerings of sport utility vehicles and hybrid and electric vehicles in response to market shifts. Expanding Cadillac’s global sales is central to GM’s overall profit strategy, and Cadillac has reported a 27 percent increase in worldwide sales through the first half of the year. However, in the United States, now the brand’s second largest market behind China, Cadillac sales are down 1.6 percent and combined sales of the brand’s four sedan models have plummeted 16.3 percent through the first half of the year. That has forced GM to order layoffs at two Michigan factories that build Cadillac cars, and raised questions about the long term future of the plants. “We have to rebalance our sedan” portfolio, Johan de Nysschen told Reuters in interview, […]

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