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    Post Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Cadillac, Electric, Luxury

    Unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept is perhaps General Motors most on-again, off-again vehicle in recent years. Based on the Chevrolet Volt, the Converj is a plug-in hybrid coupe with chiseled lines and a Wreath and Crest badge.

    This production/non-production saga continues with Green Car Reports claiming "an inside source at General Motors" has confirmed the Converj is back on, meaning Cadillac is gearing up to launch the plug-in hybrid in 2013 or 2014. GCR's source says the production Converj - likely to end up with a three-letter model designation - will get a "generation 1.5 Voltec" propulsion system. If true, then the extended-range coupe will feature a slightly modified version of the powertrain that currently resides in all Chevy Volts.

    We certainly have our doubts on this one, but there are two reasons to keep hope alive that the Converj will indeed make it to production. First, Green Car Reports told AutoblogGreen that the unnamed source, "has been completely on the money in the past." Second, a plug-in Cadillac makes more financial sense than a Chevy Volt. We'll wait for word from GM before we know if we should be waving hello or goodbye to the Converj this time around.
    Cadillac Converj gets production green light again? originally appeared on Autoblog 5.0 on Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    FINALLY. A fuel efficient econobox with luxury and style to boot. I am a Cadillac purist, but I really like this. Fingers crossed.

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Yeah, I'd like to see this car as well.. Hopefully it'll actually happen this time...
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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    This must have been what was in the American Chopper episode then, and now it makes sence why it was there making a cameo in the background.

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Behold the ELR.

    Not sure about that name...

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Indeed! The forum name has been changed...
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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    "based on the chevrolet volt"

    is it the volt platform? or just the powertrain?

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Both, from what I understand. It will be heavily modified and upgraded, similar to the SRX/Equinox relationship.
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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    considering the accolades the Volt is enjoying, this is a smart move.

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    Winning!

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    wait...is the ELR going to be electric/???
    Electric Luxury R......runabout??

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    I love my '08 CTS4, and usually keep a car I like this much for a long time, but... we'll have to see what GM does with this car. If they just rewrap the Volt and call it a Cadillac, they'll miss the opportunity of hitting another homerun like they did with the CTS. But if the engineers keep the exterior/interior styling really close to the concept Converj (granted, the side view mirrors will never get the green light), and upgrade the powertrain to make it worthy of "world class" Cadillac badging, then I'll be in the showroom, checkbook in hand.

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    Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?

    runabout reminds of the MR2

    I think it is GM's position that the alphanumeric model names are not abbreviations for anything. Even though those abbreviations would suggest otherwise.

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