General Motors Corp. is under pressure from the government to consider shedding its GMC brand as the company races to transform itself by June 1, people familiar with the discussion said.
The brand, comprising mostly pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles, was slated to remain a part of GM even if the company restructures. However, the federal government is not convinced that GMC has a viable future with the struggling auto maker, according to people familiar with the talks.
No, Im not subscribed, so I can’t give you the details. But why does this sound to me like “kill the eevul SUVs?” There are a few of us with a legitimate need for a pickup truck (though of course that’s what the Ford F-series is for). But this is just the mechanical phase of the Liquidation of the Kulaks.