Ed. Note- GM has confirmed only 600 jobs will be lost as it phases out production of the GMC Acadia Limited.

Automakers are seeing diminished interest in product as market demand levels off after years of post-recession growth. While some analysts are heralding an industry-wide doomsday, others have cited this as an inevitable market ebb with no cause for alarm. Either way, domestic and foreign automakers have begun scaling back production efforts.

In the United States, Ford recently announced layoffs at its Ohio truck plant and General Motors may be following suit by eliminating 1,100 employees at the Delta Township Assembly Plant near Lansing, Michigan.

GM's newest U.S. factory was already scheduled undergo retooling for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave crossovers. However, when the plant reopens this June, there's a good chance that third-shift employees won't be returning.

According to The Detroit Bureau, General Motors issued an official warning to 1,100 workers about potential layoffs -confirming earlier claims that job cuts were forthcoming. While the exact number of employees impacted by the cut has yet to be finalized, a GM spokesperson suggested only about half would actually lose their jobs. Still, any job retention could be temporary if deliveries continue to slip. U.S. auto sales fell another 4.7 percent in April, continuing a decline in sales that began at the start of 2017.

The majority of those prospective cuts are expected to come from assembly lines that manufacture sedans, coupes, and convertibles. Traditional passenger cars only account for a third of the market now. Meanwhile, SUVs alone have gone from 28 percent of the market in 2006 to about 40 percent today.