General Motors To Shutter Baltimore And Warren Transmission Plants Amid Cuts5
The Warren Transmission and Baltimore operations General Motors manufacturing plants will both be phased out as part of the company’s bid to “accelerate its transformation for the future.”
The new future of General Motors starts today after the company announced it planned to idle three assembly plants and reduce its salaried workforce by 15 percent as it looks to strengthen its core business and capitalize on significant cost efficiencies. In all, the move should save the company upwards of $6 billion with most of it earmarked for autonomous driving programs and electric vehicle development.
The plant closures have already claimed the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Impala, along with the Buick LaCrosse, while questions remain regarding the future of the Cadillac XTS and CT6 sedans. As a knock-on effect of the assembly plant closures, both Warren Transmission Operations in Warren, Michigan and Baltimore Operations in White Marsh, Maryland are scheduled to close by the time summer 2019 rolls around.
Baltimore, which is responsible for the production of Allison 1000 transmission which is used in 2500 and 3500 versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, will wrap operations by April 1, 2019. Unless General Motors is prepared to source the gearboxes directly from Allison or reestablish production elsewhere, this could point to a new transmission on offer for the upcoming T1 2500/3500 trucks.
Warren Transmission will soldier on until August 1, 2019, when it will cease producing 6-speed transmissions and the Global Front Wheel Electric unit for the Volt. 6-speeds from Warren are currently found in the now discontinued XTS, Impala, and Volt, but it can also be found in the Acadia, and Malibu… models that will soldier on. With the Acadia losing its supply of 6-speed transmissions we could finally see the crossover migrate to GM’s new 9-speed transmission developed in partnership with Ford. The 9-speed already made its debut in the Malibu during 2017, and the 2019 Malibu already replaces the old 6-speed with a CVT.
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Allison hecho en Mexico or China soon? Has nothing to do with corporate greed; it’s all about the future!
Cadillac XTS will cease production December 2019 and Cadillac CT6 is done June 1 2019
Has everything to do with peoples buying habits. All manufacturers are selling a large percentage of SUV’s and coupes/sedans are out of favor. What happens when gas jumps to over $4/gallon? These plants producing better mileage vehicles will be closed/gone. Electrics aren’t an option for me until they have 400-500 mile range with a 15 minute recharge.
Gasoline has been over $4.00 a gallon for three months here in California. Diesel is slightly higher at $4..09 per gallon.
Prices higher in Center City locations as down town Los Angeles. Chevron gasoline was $4.95 per gallon three weeks ago at a Chevron DT Los Angeles (Alameda Street at Olivera Street and Sunset Blvd. Prices are no declining to $3.72 per gallon
on 26 Nov 2018.
With 4 millions sales of cruze world wide since 2008, you are going to end production of the cruze, it suppose to be your bread and butter.In Canada your sales are 26824 unit in 2016 some body must be fire to take a decision like that