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  • GM Extends CT6 & Impala Production

    This is good news, again though temporary. Still having a job for another seven/eight months is good news for the workers.

    Reading behind the lines, might this have something to do with GM wanting those workers to become available for increased/alternative production at another assembly plant where they might need them at this new availability date?

    Originally posted by MotorTrend
    GM EXTENDS PRODUCTION OF CHEVROLET IMPALA, CADILLAC CT6 IN DETROIT

    No such luck for the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Volt
    CHEVROLET IMPALA SEDAN NEWS

    Kelly Pleskot February 22, 2019

    General Motors will extend production of the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 at its Detroit-Hamtramck facility through January 2020. The models were originally scheduled to end their run at the plant this June.

    "We are balancing production timing while continuing the availability of Cadillac advanced technology features currently included in the CT6-V, the Blackwing Twin-Turbo V-8 and Super Cruise," GM said in a statement today.

    Cadillac sold out of the limited edition Blackwing CT6-V within hours of opening the order books earlier this year. It is equipped with a new V-8 good for 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Reports say Cadillac is gearing up to offer a detuned version of this engine in the CT6 with a still-healthy 500 hp and 553 lb-ft.
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    General Motors announced last November that it would cease production at five plants in 2019, including Detroit-Hamtramck. In total, the plans included three U.S. assembly plants and two outside the U.S.
    In addition to the Impala and CT6, the Detroit-Hamtramck facility makes the Buick LaCrosseand Chevrolet Volt. Or at least it did until a few days ago. Production on these two models ended on February 15, a GM spokesman told The Detroit News.

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/gm-e...c-ct6-detroit/
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    "Cadillac sold out of the limited edition Blackwing CT6-V within hours of opening the order books earlier this year. It is equipped with a new V-8 good for 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Reports say Cadillac is gearing up to offer a detuned version of this engine in the CT6 with a still-healthy 500 hp and 553 lb-ft."

    This is the first news I've heard about this "all weather" version of the CT6 with the 500HP Blackwing in a coupla months. I want one of these but was hoping production was gonna continue till at least the 2021 MY.

    Its not clear from the article if CT6 production is ending completely or just at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in 2020. Indications in the past were that production would continue at another plant. Since the CT6V sold out in a coupla hours, it doesn't seem logical to completely discontinue production of such a hot seller.


    An attachment to one of the articles says:

    "Cadillac told us in January that it's working to keep the CT6 on the market despite the plant restructuring plan. If the automaker can't keep Hamtramck open, assembly could shift to another plant such as the facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, which makes the XT5 and XT6 crossovers."


    https://www.motortrend.com/news/cadi...engine-option/


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      Thank you very much Boomer for that good additional information.
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