TO THE EDITOR:
I applaud General Motors for extending production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, but why can't the company start reviving its lineup? ("GM extends Cadillac CT6, Chevy Impala output to early 2020," autonews.com, Feb. 22)
The Buick LaCrosse would be a higher-profit vehicle than the Chevrolet Impala. The turbo V-6 and all-wheel drive would make a great GS, and the rest of the line costs are similar for the Buick.
The Chevy Cruze and Volt could be combined at Lordstown, Ohio. GM's car lineup is the best since the '60s, and it is being thrown away.
Consumer Reports has named its 10 best cars for 2019. GM was not on the list. The Toyota Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid and Prius were. They have automatic braking, lane-keep assist and backup assist. They get more than 40 mpg. GM has nothing comparable, but it has the tech.
Cadillac Super Cruise could be applied across the line. Plug-in and normal hybrids could be applied to the Cruze, Malibu and LaCrosse — all they need is a switch to turn off the gasoline engine.
They would be world-class cars that could be exported. The LaCrosse in Paris isn't a long shot.
Even in the U.S., we won't be swimming in gasoline and easy credit. President Donald Trump's changes can change back. 2020 is around the corner.
All GM cares about are pickups and SUVs.
The only car advertising I've seen is for Chevys under $27,000. Price is not the only reason to buy a car.
CHARLES WININGHAM, Alton, Ill. The writer is an archivist for Lambda Car Club International's newsletter, The Driveshaft.