General Motors will lay 2,000 employees at U.S. plants early 2017, suspending the third shift at two factories in Lordstown, near Cleveland, and Lansing, Mich.
GM said American consumers are focusing more on trucks and SUVs, which GM builds at other North American factories.
GM also said it would invest $900 million in a transmission plant in Toledo, the Lansing factory and a new plant in Bedford, Indiana, to prepare for future new vehicles.
The Lordstown plant makes the Chevrolet Cruze (pictured), and the Lansing plant makes the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac ATS and CTS models.
President-elect Donald Trump has pointed to the auto industry as a symbol of financial failure.
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