When the Group Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced that in the plants that currently assemble the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 assemble more models of SUV around the world echo the hands to the head. However the following seems to remain in his way is General Motors. The signature of Detroit has seen with sales of the american market are decanting towards this type of products.
The car industry in american (and world) is rerouting its sales to SUVS and all terrain. By contrast the models traditional and coupes have been gradually losing ground and now make up a smaller part of the pie. In the case of General Motors, the Chevrolet Camaro in the year so far has seen decreasing sales in a 9 per cent. The Cruze has done the same thing in a 20 per cent despite being renewed early this year.
If we go to another of the brands of General Motors, Cadillac, we see how the ATS and the CTS in your combo have seen it lower its sales by 17 percent. On the opposite side we have the SUV, all terrain and pick ups of the group, who have done more to boost their sales. This, in addition, not only it has occurred to General Motors, is also happening to Jeep in FCA and Ford with their F Series.
therefore, the american group has put hands to the work and will restructure several of its plants. The path has been chosen for the layoffs and the investment in such plants. The factories affected by these cuts are the Lansing Grand River in Michigan that will lose the 839 jobs of the 2,700 currently. In this factory we made the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS and ATS. The second affected plant is the one that makes the current Chevrolet Cruze. Located in the village of Lordstown, Ohio. In the current 4,500 workers will be 3.255.
To avoid problems with the unions and the workers, General Motors has already committed to making investments in the affected plants. In the two that they lose a portion of their employees will be a financial injection of 248 million dollars. In addition, we also carried out an investment of $ 668 million in the plant that they have in Toledo and is dedicated to the manufacture of gearboxes.
Will have to see if the market gives them the reason, and most brands end up doing movements of this type. So soon it seems that if you have it.
Source – General Motors (GM)