We’ve heard it a million times before – crossovers and SUVs are taking over. Scratch that – they’ve already dominated the U.S. auto market, pushing the sedan body style to the margins in terms of sales and options. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the General Motors vehicle lineup, which currently includes just three sedan models.
For the moment, the only 2021 model-year General Motors sedan models on offer include the Cadillac CT4, the Cadillac CT5, and the Chevy Malibu. However, the list of GM sedans that recently got the axe is long and varied. The Chevy Sonic is one of the latest to fall by the wayside, as is the Buick Regal, although it should be said that the Regal was more of a hatchback/fastback than a sedan. Regardless, we can also point to the recently deceased Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, and Cadillac CT6 as examples of GM’s dwindling sedan lineup.
GM’s crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, currently has no sedans on offer.
That said, while General Motors and Ford cut from their respective sedan crops, there are a few automakers out there that still offer a relatively robust sedan lineup in the United States. For example, Volkswagen Auto Group offers six sedan models, including the VW Jetta, VW Passat, Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A6, and Audi A8. Hyundai/Kia/Genesis offers 11 sedan models, including the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Rio, Kia Forte, Kia K5, Kia Cadenza, Kia K900, Genesis G70, Genesis G80, and Genesis G90.
The point is this – while General Motors is busy slashing its sedan lineup, some automakers are sticking to it.
Part of the reason GM is cutting its sedan lineup is in response to underperforming results for many of the nameplates mentioned above. As General Motors continues to pour money into longterm investments like all-electric vehicles and autonomous vehicle technology, models like the Chevrolet Impala head to the chopping block.
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