GM Closes Five Production Plants – ProClip Roundup Recap
Welcome back to another episode of the ProClip Roundup! It’s the weekly show where we cover the mobile and car tech news that actually matters. Let’s get into this week’s stories!
The Detroit-based automaker announced earlier this week the closing of five production facilities and nearly 15,000 layoffs. The news includes the end of production for several GM passenger sedans, including the Chevy Impala, Chevy Cruze and Chevy Volt. General Motors isn’t the first to drastically shed passenger cars from their lineup, as Ford made a similar move earlier in 2018. CEO Mary Barra hopes to position General Motors as an industry leader in the growing electric vehicle and self-driving market.
Land Rover continues combining iconic off-roading machines with luxury with the announcement of the 2020 Evoque. The new Evoque will remain similar to the past generation in design, features and price, with some new technology like ClearSight Ground View, allowing the driver to see what is directly underneath the front of the car.
The smartphone manufacturer and supercar manufacturer have collaborated to make a special edition phone called the McLaren 6T. It isn’t the first special edition from OnePlus, with previous Star Wars and Avengers versions of previous phones. The McLaren 6T is expected to include upgraded RAM and storage to increase speed. The phone will also likely be in the signature orange color that McLaren is known for.
Google’s Project Fi is now officially just Google Fi. The mobile network from Google will also support most phones on the market, including iPhones! Unfortunately, not all phones will have the ability to use all of the networks from Google Fi, just the T-Mobile network.
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