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- An American Horror Story, part 2.
General Motors invested 7 billion (SEVEN BILLION!) dollar in the GM-10 program, but that would surely be peanuts once the cars would hit the showrooms and start selling. Executive management was very much impressed by the upcoming cars. So much even, that they figured they could price ‘em higher than a comparable Ford Taurus - the benchmark car. And just to make sure, they ordered an extra (very expensive) set of production tools, to equip yet another factory.
The first of the GM-10 quartet was the Buick Regal coupé, launched in the fall of 1987. Soon the rest followed: the Pontiac Grand Prix coupé, the Oldsmobile Cuttlass Supreme coupé, and finally the Chevrolet Lumina coupé in 1989. You’re probably wondering why these were all coupés. GM had planned to launch the coupés first, since these had been the best selling versions throughout the ’70s and early ‘80s. The people that bought them however, had meanwhile started families, and needed more practical four door cars. Cars GM hadn’t planned until 1990. Launching the coupés first made GM miss the biggest demographic trend of the ‘80s. Within a year GM-10 stocks were piling up. The four factories did not even come close to using their full capacity - two would probably have been more than enough to satisfy demand.
But there was more. Programming and running the four fully robotised factories was a drama. Keeping the robots in order alone cost around $850. Per car! It took the factories around 35 hours to build a GM-10 car. Ford only took 20 hours to build a Taurus - in a much more conventional factory.
And it wasn’t even like the robots were any good at their job. GM-10 cars were plagued with build and reliability issues: brakes failed, hoods flew open and wheels fell off. GM kept recalling the cars as more problems popped up.
Eventually, GM would lose $1,800 on every GM-10 car built. It was a complete disaster, and the program is seen as the turning point in GM’s history. .
Pontiac Grand Prix LE, 19 November 1992.
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