It's a cheap buyout for the autoworkers union. Imperial tobacco gave buyouts of upwards of $100K to it's employees, of whom, most didn't even have a high school diploma and they made $42/hr working on a line doing, well, not much real work. Unions are just as bad as they can be good, and the autoworkers in general are finally starting to welcome themselves into reality. Manufacturing has blown itself way out of proportion. It was only a matter of time before you start building more cars than there are people to drive them.
'11 Ram SXT 4x4 quad cab - 5.7L V8; 128,200kms
'09 Malibu 2Lt 3.6L - 140,000kms purchased 1 March 2019
'06 Pontiac G6 GT - 3.5L V6; 162,000kms (rear ended 15 Feb 2019, and given totalled title by insurance)