Style trends come and go, but modern driving needs and lifestyles are here to stay. In order to best meet the needs of modern drivers, GM has decided to stop making three of its Chevy sedans: the Chevy Impala (full-size sedan), Chevy Cruze (compact car), and Chevy Volt (plug-in hybrid electric car). GM’s announcement comes with little surprise, as it’s the third domestic automaker to begin focusing on the growing SUV, truck, and electric vehicle segments.
The goodbye is bittersweet, as Americans have been moving away from sedans and towards SUVs for years now. American drivers are drawn to the versatility, space, smarts, and capabilities of SUVs. GM’s decision, therefore, will likely do nothing but allow the automaker to fine-tune the sedans it continues to offer and focus its attention on the vehicles that American drivers most desire. In addition, GM plans that “resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs will double in the next two years,” demonstrating its commitment to future automotive innovation.
Are you a proud owner of one of the discontinued sedans? Never fear, as you’ll still be able to have your vehicle serviced and repaired for years to come. Although GM is moving onto more popular segments and innovative electric vehicle technologies, it’ll never abandon its loyal customer base. That’s a guarantee from our team at Amesbury Chevrolet.