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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. Permalink | Email this | Comments
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.