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GM could kill six models as sedan sales continue to fall

by Ronan Glon

The Volt could morph into a crossover.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is worried about the declining popularity of sedans, and the effect it could have on jobs in the coming years. President Dennis Williams is talking to members of General Motors' top brass to find a solution to the problem before it's too late.

"We are tracking it and we are addressing it," he told Reuters.

Notably, Williams is concerned about the future of the Hamtramck plant in Michigan, and the Lordstown factory in Ohio.

Hamtramck builds an array of slow-selling models including the Chevrolet Volt, the Cadillac CT6, the Chevrolet Impala, and the Buick LaCrosse. Reuters points out the factory built less than 35,000 cars in the first half of this year, a 32-percent drop over the same time period last year.

At least six models risk getting axed after 2020 in response to the widespread shift towards crossover: the Buick LaCrosse, the Cadillac CT6, the Cadillac XTS, the Chevrolet Volt, the Chevrolet Sonic, and the Chevrolet Impala.

As expected, GM refused to comment on future products. However, anonymous sources told Reuters current generation of the Volt will be the last. It's scheduled to morph into a crossover in 2022.

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