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    When General Motors entered bankruptcy last spring, the automaker announced the closure of 1,350 dealers and another 650 dealerships that had more than one brand. Recently, The General announced that it planned to reinstate 661 dealers of the 1,161 that applied for a stay of execution, though GM was short on details surrounding why those dealers were chosen. Many of those dealers never actually left the GM dealer group when the automaker gave dealers until October, 2010 to wind down their stores.

    A report from Automotive News quotes multiple sources who say that a large percentage of reinstated dealers carried the Cadillac brand. While GM hasn't publicly announced any brand breakdowns of which dealerships were reinstated, 55 of the 75 dealers AN spoke to that were given a new lease on life were of the Wreath and Crest variety.

    When GM sent out notices to dealers around the country informing owners that their dealerships were being phased out, a large portion of those stores were reportedly rural Cadillac outlets. AN reports that The General was looking to decrease the dealer footprint of Cadillac from 1,422 U.S. stores to closer to 500. The idea was to more closely mimic the urban-centric model used by Lexus and BMW; a plan that AN says GM has now ditched.

    Still, GM reportedly earmarked 922 Cadillac stores for closure. Even if the majority of reinstated stores sell Cadillacs, we're thinking The General has still managed to significantly shrink the retail footprint of its luxury marquee.

    [Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req. | Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images]Cadillac stores make up bulk of reinstated GM dealerships originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac stores make up bulk of reinstated GM dealerships

    My understanding from a friend with a GM store is GM will force each dealer to make a quota in sales and stock a certain inventory level or have their franchise revoked. Sort of a perform or burn approach. Intersting times ahead.

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac stores make up bulk of reinstated GM dealerships

    And I wonder if this has anything to do with the 'distancing' of Cadillac from General Motors proper; while still part of GM, Cadillac is being represented as more of a stand-alone brand. I do like the 'put up or shut up' direction that the dealers will need to meet.

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    this will be good if customers are good negotiators. With dealers having to show sales...maybe their will be an open door for more negotiations in terms of price :P

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