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DETROIT -- General Motors will discontinue the Cadillac ATS sedan after the 2018 model year, just six years after introducing the small car as a worthy rival to the strongest German competitors.

A Cadillac spokesman said the luxury brand plans to replace the compact ATS, midsize CTS and large XTS sedans with two new sedans, though it's unclear when the new models will be launched.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20180509/OEM04/180509772/cadillac-scraps-ats-sedan

I put this here since it's relevant to Ford's plan to kill sedans. But Cadillac is clear about offering two new replacement sedans. I fully expect the replacement sedans to be 300+ mile EVs in the midsize and large car segment. GM is quite a bit ahead of Ford with EV development, production and sales.
 

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I wonder if there would be a place for the Euro Ford S-Sax in North America,

it's an MPV but not so awful as some designs...





And this is the Ford Galaxy stable mate, much more of a mini van


 

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I wonder if there would be a place for the Euro Ford S-Sax in North America,

it's an MPV but not so awful as some designs...





And this is the Ford Galaxy stable mate, much more of a mini van



No way... Europe is killing its People Movers (like the Ford S-Max and Galaxies) and making more Crossovers and SUVs... Ford will not be the exception.
 

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GM May Also Exit the U.S Car Market, Morgan Stanley Says
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- Craig Trudell & David Westin - May 11, 2018


General Motors Co. may follow its Detroit peers in taking the off ramp from the American passenger-car market, according to Morgan Stanley.

The maker of Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac sedans might mimic Ford Motor Co., which is keeping only the Mustang muscle car in the lineup, and Fiat Chrysler, which no longer manufactures sedans in the U.S., Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said Friday.

“All three of the Detroit Three automakers have something in common: They’ve all been exiting the car business,” Jonas said in a Bloomberg Television interview. “We think that GM is going to follow” Fiat Chrysler and Ford, he said.

The transformation of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler’s lineups will factor in how the companies approach negotiations with the Trump administration and California regulators over the future of fuel economy standards, Jonas said. On one hand, the automakers will press for relaxed federal rules to protect their truck and SUV businesses. At the same time, the manufacturers are investing heavily in electric vehicles to appease the Golden State.

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anyone know offhand which foreign mfgs build sedans in the U.S?
iirc definitely CamCord, others?

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GM May Also Exit the U.S Car Market, Morgan Stanley Says
Bloomberg
- Craig Trudell & David Westin - May 11, 2018


General Motors Co. may follow its Detroit peers in taking the off ramp from the American passenger-car market, according to Morgan Stanley.

The maker of Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac sedans might mimic Ford Motor Co., which is keeping only the Mustang muscle car in the lineup, and Fiat Chrysler, which no longer manufactures sedans in the U.S., Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said Friday.

“All three of the Detroit Three automakers have something in common: They’ve all been exiting the car business,” Jonas said in a Bloomberg Television interview. “We think that GM is going to follow” Fiat Chrysler and Ford, he said.

The transformation of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler’s lineups will factor in how the companies approach negotiations with the Trump administration and California regulators over the future of fuel economy standards, Jonas said. On one hand, the automakers will press for relaxed federal rules to protect their truck and SUV businesses. At the same time, the manufacturers are investing heavily in electric vehicles to appease the Golden State.

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anyone know offhand which foreign mfgs build sedans in the U.S?
iirc definitely CamCord, others?

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That all sounds logical ONLY if you ignore this part....

"A Cadillac spokesman said the luxury brand plans to replace the compact ATS, midsize CTS and large XTS sedans with two new sedans,..."

GM more than any one of the ICE companies is set to launch the next gen EV sedans. They see all that pent up demand the Model 3 has exposed in the global marketplace.
 

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That all sounds logical ONLY if you ignore this part....

"A Cadillac spokesman said the luxury brand plans to replace the compact ATS, midsize CTS and large XTS sedans with two new sedans,..."

GM more than any one of the ICE companies is set to launch the next gen EV sedans. They see all that pent up demand the Model 3 has exposed in the global marketplace.
WTF are you talking about?
 

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Bloggin is suggesting that replacing low margin sedans with zero margin BEV sedans would be a better solution. Hard to see that math working, but I do hope for it from Ford.
Oh I got that. But his quote of a Caddy spokesperson said absolutely nothing about electric cars, and the article only mentioned automakers are spending on them.
 
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