Many Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are getting bigger and more high-tech.
This year, General Motors' two biggest U.S. brands will begin selling redesigned versions of their large SUVs built in Arlington, Texas. The SUVs are some of GM's most lucrative and resilient products, with the Chevy Suburban beginning its 12th generation.
In 2021, GM plans to overhaul the interior of its full-size pickups, which critics perceived as a weakness when they were redesigned in 2018.
As the brands continue to focus on their pickups and SUVs, Chevy finally may say goodbye to its remaining sedans, with Sonic production ending in October, no known updates for the Spark and the potential demise of the Malibu in 2024 or 2025.
At the same time, Chevy and GMC will wade into GM's electric vehicle plan, with a freshening of the Bolt EV and the introduction of the Bolt crossover. Many EVs that follow, including the GMC Hummer pickup in 2022, will be powered by GM's new Ultium batteries.
Combined, Chevy and GMC could have 12 EVs by 2025.
The Bolt crossover will be the first vehicle outside the Cadillac brand to feature Super Cruise driver-assist technology. GM plans to expand Super Cruise to 22 vehicles by 2023.
Spark: Little is known about the Spark's future. Chevy hasn't announced any plans to discontinue it, but some expect production of the minicar could end as early as next year as GM continues to prioritize crossovers, SUVs and pickups.
Sonic: Chevy will end production of the Sonic in October. The brand began building the subcompact car at GM's Orion Assembly plant in Michigan in 2011 in response to political calls for a fuel-efficient small car built domestically after the automaker's federal bailout. At the Sonic's peak in 2014, Chevy sold 93,518 of the cars. But last year, fewer than 14,000 were sold.