Discontinued Cars By GM is about to go down. GM is getting rid of these vehicles as they prepare for their restructure process. They plan to kill off a couple of great and a few so so cars. Here’s a list of all the cars being phased out of production. None of the vehicles GM slashed were SUVs or crossovers. Instead, it was an action similar to what Ford recently decided to do by discontinuing U.S. sales every Blue Oval sedan. GM just didn’t come out and say, “We’re killing our cars,” like Ford did — probably a smart move by GM. The discontinued cars by GM are the following:
This one was the most surprising of all the cars GM decided to get rid of, primarily because cars with plugs are supposed to be our future. However, consumer demand just isn’t quite there yet for a battery power vehicles like the Volt. We came up with quite a few ideas for what was to blame for the demise of the Volt, so go check that out for a full breakdown of the situation.
Here’s another car we’ll be sad to see not being built again. Cadillac’s flagship sedan was such a joy to drive, and it served as the pipeline to deliver GM’s semi-autonomous Super Cruise system, which still hasn’t been surpassed by any other auto manufacture’s technology in our books, even Tesla’s Autopilot. However, GM does plan to produce the CT6 until March, with the last models coming off the line set to be twin-turbo V8 V-Series models. If the value is going to go, this seems like a great way to make an exit. We’ll be patiently awaiting the next flagship Cadillac once this one ends.
The Impala is actually a decent car. It doesn’t sell that bad, and we think it’s a completely satisfactory car to drive. However, people would rather own a Traverse or Equinox, making the Impala one of the vehicles to find itself on this list. Chevrolet is keeping its little brother, the Malibu, but a sedan just isn’t what people are buying these days. It’s unfortunate to see it go, but we won’t be losing sleep over it either.
We wouldn’t rank the Cruze near the top of the compact car class, but if you were looking for a small, cheap American car, this one was it or the Focus. The Cruze had the likelihood to be a true small performance car if Chevy had ever wanted to make it into one. But sadly, we’re seeing the end before Chevy ever tried to slot a hot engine and suspension in there to make it competitive with other hot hatches. A Cruze SS would have made enthusiasts want to buy one. As it was, the Cruze never offered enough to compete with class leaders like the Civic and Golf.
The LaCrosse is a fine luxury car for a Buick, but it never did anything to get people’s attention about buying it. There were a couple of models like the Avenir and Sport Touring. Still, they carried high prices, and sales show people prefer things that aren’t Buicks if they look like a sedan. It was probably a smart move by GM to end production of this vehicle. There aren’t too many people out there who are going to miss this one.
There was a report nearly three years ago stating that the XTS wouldn’t be around post-2019 model year. So this one was already in the works. In retrospect, it’s surprising GM didn’t just get this one off dealer lots sooner. There were way too many similarly sized Cadillac sedans around for this one to be stuck in the middle for as long as it has been. So, goodbye XTS. Good luck to anyone looking for a used Cadillac sedan from the last few model years where we had the ATS, CTS, XTS and CT6 swimming amongst each other.Categories: Auto News, Blog