GM Extends CT6 And Impala Production Until January 2020, Drops Volt and LaCrosse

Good news for fans of big American sedans: GM has announced that it will extend production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant for another six months.

As a result, the Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan and Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan will remain in production at the Michigan plant until the beginning of 2020; originally, production for these vehicles was scheduled to end in June.

“GM notified employees, suppliers and dealers today that the completion of Impala and CT6 production at Detroit/Hamtramck will extend into January 2020,” the company announced in a statement. “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 added.

The announcement means the CT6 and Impala get a new lease of life in the United States for at least another six months. In the meantime, GM will likely arrange alternative production sites for the CT6. Company execs said earlier this year that GM never meant to discontinue  the luxury sedan, which was only introduced in 2016 and received its first facelift for the 2019 model year.

We’re not so sure the Impala will live on for long, though. The full-size sedan entered production in 2013 as a 2014 model year, so it’s nearing the end of its lifecycle. Add to that its dwindling sales, and it’s not hard to anticipate the Impala’s demise when production ends in January 2020 at Detroit-Hamtramck.

While there’s a glimmer of hope for the Impala, the fate of the Chevrolet Volt and Buick LaCrosse, which are also built at the same plant, seems sealed. GM’s statement says nothing about the Volt and LaCrosse, which means they will go out of production on March 1, as originally planned. We’ve contacted GM asking them to confirm that date and will update this story as soon as we get a reply.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Well, for the CT6 that’s good news but it’s kind of only delaying the inevitable. I still think GM should reconsider its future and keep it around.

    • S3XY

      That car is mediocre. It’s just another gas guzzler in our world. Electric car sales say otherwise about GM’s future. They have said they will transition. Will take a while but if they want to stay alive they have to

      • Blade t

        I guess you don’t know about the ct6 plug-in..

        • Bash


      • performante

        I think you’re just salty that many publications and reviewers agree that Super Cruise is better than Tesla’s autopilot.

    • bd0007

      There’s a report that there will be a 2G CT6 (repositioned to compete against the E Class and 5 Series) based on the VSS-R platform.

      Extending current production to 2020 should ensure enough supply of the current CT6 until the 2G model is ready (assuming that the report is accurate).

  • dougx

    Chevy Impala is a nice car. People are too hung up on imports.

    • Bo Hanan

      Imports look, perform and are better for same money. If you had to pick one of the cars below and keep it for 10 years which one would you pick?….. exactly!

      • Mike anonymous

        Are these my only options?…. Can’t I just ride my bike?

        • Craig

          BIKE?! What are you? Some sort of health nut?!

      • dougx

        I would pick the Impala all day long.

        • schnittz

          Impala hands down! If you ever get a chance to drive a impala LTZ, most likely it’ll be your pick too! Unless your just biased.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          The Impala is a pile of garbage. That’s why it is being discontinued.

      • baofe

        I don’t like the impala but did you really just compare a rather tame albeit boring car to that gape face big mouth whale?

      • :/ Yurr

        You posted a pic of a loaded avalon and a base model Impala and I’d still pick the base Impala. That V6 in the Avalon is slow and the grill is to big.

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          The V6 Avalon runs 0-60 in the high 5’s to low 6’s.

          WTF are you talking about it is too slow? LOL That’s faster than the Impala with the V6.

          • :/ Yurr

            Yea sure whatever ?

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        LOL What a terrible example to make your point!

    • MarketAndChurch

      I think you mean SUV’s.

  • FordMopar

    GM should’ve updated the Impala to keep the sales afloat and maybe couple more years longer in production. Car companies have got to keep updating cars every two years to keep it fresh if they want feet on showroom floors.

    • MarketAndChurch

      There is no amount of updating that can save that fwd large car.

  • Jay

    There should be one last Impala SS, a proper one that isn’t just visual enhancements.

    • Bash

      I dig that! and one last CT6-V because why not, if you are dreaming, dream big.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Maybe they want it to be a campaign issue.

  • Craig

    The sad thing is…. the Impala is actually one of the best looking six window sedans. I’m always very impressed by it every time I see one. Would be sad to see it die. And who knows… maybe it won’t. The SUV craze might die down sooner than we think.

  • Bash

    The thing is, Now when you know that the CT6 will be out in 2020, why would you buy one now or in few months. who would? i believe there should be certain news that should be published.

    • Jarosław Kotowicz

      Read the article again.

  • WalthamDan

    Even at launch years ago, did GM even advertise that there was a new Impala? They are so focused on shoving Equinoxes and Traverses out the door these days that most people probably forgot that the Impala, Cruze, Sonic etc. even exist.

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  • Middle

    Wanted to trade my 2015 XTS in on a new Caddy sedan. Either an XTS or CT6. Then GM made it clear customers like me who want luxury sedans are no longer needed. So I traded the Caddy in on a 2019 Genesis G80. 5 Year 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. 10 year 100,000 mile drive-train warranty. 3 years or 36,000 miles of service where they’ll bring me a loaner, pick up my car, and then bring it back after they service it. And since buying it they’ve followed up with calls and emails to make sure I’m satisfied, sent me a $100 gift card, and a Echo Dot. They throw in 3 years of their OnStar competitive service and GPS map updates. Will I return to the GM fold? You have to be kidding. Sorry GM but you’re losing customers with the money to buy premium products and we won’t be back.

    • nauticalone

      I agree. I’m looking forward to the next G80 Sport.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      I’d take a G80 over any Cadillac, I wouldn’t even have to think about it.

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