GM will stop making these 6 cars by the end of next year

DETROIT, Mich. — General Motors will end production of six sedans by the end of 2019.

North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have fallen out of favor.

As GM adjusts to changing customer behavior it is also planning ahead for the future. The company announced massive layoffs and is closing five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future.

The soon-to-be closed plants mean GM will no longer make these cars:

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: The new Buick LaCrosse is presented at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The LA Auto Show was founded in 1907 and is the first major North American autoÊshow of the season each year. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Buick LaCrosse

January – September sales: 13,409, down 14.2%

The LaCrosse is a large car built by a brand that was a pioneer in small crossovers. Buick is still shifting heavily toward crossovers: Sales of the Encore and Enclave crossovers are both up this year. But Buick is struggling after turning itself around a few years ago.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 1: Cadillac introduces the new CT6 at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center on April 1, 2015 in New York City. The auto show opens to the public April 3-12. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Cadillac CT6

January – September sales: 7,270, down 10.6%

The only surprise of the bunch, the CT6 is an unusual choice for GM, because it serves as the tech halo for Cadillac. It’s still the only car that has GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology. But it’s also the least popular Cadillac.

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 16: The Cadillac 2013 XTS is unveiled during the LA Auto Show on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cadillac XTS

January – September sales: 12,664, up 15.9%

Most XTS cars are sold to limousine and taxi companies. GM recently updated the XTS’ design to keep customers happy, helping drive sales higher. It’s the only car GM is killing that has performed better in the first nine months of 2018 than in the first nine months of 2017.

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 24: The new General Motors 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is revealed at The Filmore Detroit June 24, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. GM touts the new offering as being larger than its predecessor, but lighter, quicker and more fuel-efficient. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Chevrolet Cruze

January – September sales: 109,662, down 26.5%

The bestselling Chevy sedan, the Cruze is highly regarded among auto reviewers and enthusiasts. The Cruze was the “Consumer Reports” top pick for compact cars last year. It was beat out by the Toyota Corolla and a handful of other small cars this year, and sales have disappointed.

The Chevrolet Impala is viewed during the first day of press previews at the New York International Automobile Show April 4, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Chevrolet Impala

January – September sales: 43,952, down 13.4%

The recently redesigned Chevy Impala was the 2018 “Consumer Reports” top pick for large cars. But it’s a large car in a market that seems to have forgotten that large cars exist. The Impala is among the worst-selling Chevrolets.

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 12: General Motors reveals the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Chevrolet Volt

January – September sales: 13,243, down 13.7%

The Volt is a plug-in electric hybrid sedan lost in the excitement of all-electric cars. Chevy has been promoting the electric Bolt hatchback, though Bolt sales have fallen too.

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