/ Buick, Chevrolet, General Motors, Industry, News / Report: GM cuts Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano production

Report: GM cuts Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano production

Linked In Share
Report: GM cuts Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano production

GM has stopped production at its Lake Orion plant in Michigan where the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano are built.

The factory is one of several plants where shifts have been canceled as the carmaker tries to reduce high inventories. GM this week idled its Lake Orion assembly plant in suburban Detroit to adjust inventory, two people familiar with the matter told Automotive News. The unnamed sources added that the 1,800 people that work in the plant are expected to return January 2, as next week is a scheduled holiday break.

A GM spokesman said the company builds to demand and doesn’t discuss its production schedules. GM North America president Mark Reuss last week said GM has cut production to adapt to falling demand, but he didn’t specify models. He added GM’s sales were strong in the first half of the month and that inventories have declined.

GM’s sales in the U.S. have risen 4 percent to 2.35 million this year through November, but are way behind the overall market’s 14 percent growth. Lake Orion plant aside, the company also has canceled shifts at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, home of the Chevy Cruze; and in Fairfax, Kansas, where the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse are built.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 - filed under Buick, Chevrolet, General Motors, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
Buick Buick Verano Chevrolet chevrolet sonic General Motors GM gm lake orion gm north america idle plants lake orion mark reuss orion production stoppage


Discuss: Report: GM cuts Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano production

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

[VIDEO] Chris Harris puts the Golf R against the M235i Coupe
[VIDEO] Chris Harris puts the Golf R against the M235i CoupeChris Harris has recently put together the Volkswagen Golf R and the BMW M235i Coupe, two of the hottest affordable rides of the ...
Noble M600 Drophead announced
Noble M600 Drophead announcedNoble is planning to expand its vehicle lineup with the addition of the M600 Drophead, which could reach a limited series ...
Meet the Lamborghini Aventador LP720 Roadster by DMC
Meet the Lamborghini Aventador LP720 Roadster by DMCThe aftermarket specialists at DMC have recently created another upgraded package for the Lamborghini Aventador, in the Roadster ...
[VIDEO] Lamborghini Huracan gets tested by Autocar
[VIDEO] Lamborghini Huracan gets tested by AutocarThe newest addition to the Lamborghini range, the Huracan, has been recently reviewed by the guys from Autocar, and the ...
Ford to celebrate 50 years of Mustang with… T-shirts
Ford to celebrate 50 years of Mustang with… T-shirtsAmong the many celebrations the US automakers has in store for the half-century anniversary of its iconic Mustang sports car, ...
Hyundai plans Nissan Juke rival too
Hyundai plans Nissan Juke rival tooThe newest carmaker to plan a new compact crossover is Hyundai which should be introducing its new model over the next few ...
[VIDEO] What is it like to live with the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG?
[VIDEO] What is it like to live with the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG?The guys from Auto Express have released a new video with the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG after driving it for 6 months. If you are ...
Seat Leon X-Perience gets priced in the UK
Seat Leon X-Perience gets priced in the UKSeat has recently announced the official price list for the Leon X-Perience in the United Kingdom, where the model in question ...
Ford introduces system that improves hybrid usage
Ford introduces system that improves hybrid usageCurrently in development stage, Ford’s Green Zone system could soon commandeer the task of choosing when to use electric gas or ...
2015 Nissan Frontier and Xterra get priced in the U.S.
2015 Nissan Frontier and Xterra get priced in the U.S.Nissan has officially announced the official price list for the 2015 Frontier and 2015 Xterra, across the United ...
[VIDEO] New Ford Focus RS gets tested on the Ring
[VIDEO] New Ford Focus RS gets tested on the RingThe upcoming range topper Ford Focus RS has been caught on camera while it was being spied once again, in action, on the famous ...
Volvo heralds the possibility of “deathless” cars
Volvo heralds the possibility of “deathless” carsThe Volvo Car Group says it’s now one “step closer” to its safety ideal – no one killed or seriously injured in its cars ...
Recall roundup: Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200
Recall roundup: Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200Chrysler has recently issued a recall for several of its models because of a problem with the welds which may lead to the ...
Jaguar F-Type 4-door version rendered
Jaguar F-Type 4-door version renderedA new rendering with the impressive Jaguar F-Type is showing the model in question in a completely new body style, a four-door ...
Can GM recover from its massive safety scandal?
Can GM recover from its massive safety scandal?Since February, when the automaker announced a 2.6 million recall of cars equipped with potentially deadly ignition switches, all ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

lamborghini aventador tuning dmc 1
Mustang_shirts
seat-leon-x-perience-1
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1
Damaged Bugatti Veyron for sale 1
lamborghini murcielago joyride crash 2014 1
Volkswagen Golf R gets tuned by ABT Sportsline 1
Subaru WRX S4 1
Ford_Ranger_DSC1108
lamborghini gallardo crash tunnel austria 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars

More automotive from inautonews
Chris Harris has recently put together the Volkswagen Golf R and the BMW M235i Coupe, two of the hottest affordable rides of the moment. If you are a hot hatch enthusiasts but you also fancy the elegant look of the BMW M235i Coupe, which one should you buy? This is the question that Chris Harris ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HP
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HPFord is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? Well, actually no. ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki Lauda
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki LaudaThe man that saved Ferrari…These are the first words that came in mind when you heard about Niki Lauda, “The computer”. He was fast, tough in ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.5 Fernando Alonso
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.5 Fernando AlonsoA relentless fighter with a stupendous stamina and a will to never give-up in the Nuvolari mood. Arguably the most accomplished driver of his era, he ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Volvo heralds the possibility of “deathless” carsThe Volvo Car Group says it’s now one “step closer” to its safety ideal – no one killed or ... Recall roundup: Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200Chrysler has recently issued a recall for several of its models because of a problem with the welds ...
Safety Section