General Motors announced that they are removing a shift at the Lansing Grand River plant of Cadillac, due to declining demand for the ATS and CTS. This decision will be take effect from January 2015, leading to the dismissal of 350 employees, with GM stating that part of them will be transferred to other nearby factories.
In the same plant, GM will build the next generation of the Chevrolet Camaro, which means that maybe the shift may be restored. Johan de Nysschen, head of Cadillac, said that this decision will maintain the exclusivity of models of Cadillac, saying:
It is better to build a very solid foundation in terms of reliability of the products and charge them at a fair price and after realize that you have to wait until you get sales.