: 10% of 2009 CTS are V's?



Caroutisine
03-29-09, 11:14 AM
Looking to trade my '05 STS on a '09 CTS-V. Awesome car, test drove one yesterday. Talking to the New Car Sales Manager, he said, "you know it's a special car...only 10% of CTS are made as V's."

I thought this was a inaccurate figure. It cant be 1 out of 10 CTS are V's is it? I was thinking under 5%. You just don't see them on the street or the dealer lots in these numbers.

Dick's06Vee
03-29-09, 11:45 AM
http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/84/84530/sales_production/GM_February_Production_by_Plant.pdf

Me thinks your salesman doesn't know what he is talking about. MYTD for 09 CTS's at Grand River (only plant that produces them) is 47,773. Ten percent would mean there's over 4700 V2's out there. I doubt it very much. Even at five percent, that would mean over 2300. I have my doubts even to a five percent figure.

neuronbob
03-29-09, 03:37 PM
10% must be WAY high. I would think the V is meant to be a specialty, relatively low-production model as most people don't have the scratch or ability to loan the scratch for one of these.....though if GM can sell more of these high-margin cars, the production could be increased, I'm sure.

GMX322V S/C
03-29-09, 04:55 PM
Somewhere along the line I read that they could build 7,000-8,000 CTS-V's a year. If we're around half way through the MY, maybe 10% would be about right--if they build all 7,000-8,000 they are capable of building.

Richie18
03-29-09, 05:09 PM
Agreed with the 7,000-8,000 number. Production numbers in the 2500 per year range and your talking Ford GT rare. Target production for the ZR1 was supposed to be 2000 per year, although they probably won't hit that due plant shut downs and such. The Cadillac CTS is a lower volume car as it is, so when you take 10% of that, you're already in a low range. To put in perspective Ford sold some ~800,000 F-150's last year.

62Jeff
03-30-09, 12:11 AM
I was told by a Cadillac rep at the Houston Auto Show that the production was 2,000/year. I don't know if it's true, but I kind of hope it is.

I do know that in the 8 weeks since I bought mine, I've never seen another on the road.

OldDrummer55
03-30-09, 12:43 AM
That 7-8K figure also sticks in my mind from a past magazine article... But I agree with anonfrank's financial analysis.

vperl
03-30-09, 03:00 AM
That 7-8K figure also sticks in my mind from a past magazine article... But I agree with anonfrank's financial analysis.

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I remember very well, all the magazines used the 7K as a number of the total quanity of V2's that would be produced

Richie18
03-30-09, 10:07 AM
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I remember very well, all the magazines used the 7K as a number of the total quanity of V2's that would be produced

You mean 7,000 per year?

vperl
03-30-09, 11:00 AM
You mean 7,000 per year?

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Krug Ford
03-30-09, 03:51 PM
I was told that production would not reach 5000 for the 2009 model year.

OldDrummer55
03-30-09, 04:00 PM
I was told that production would not reach 5000 for the 2009 model year.

If that's how the numbers shake out, our cars will be rarer than the 86 and 87 Buick Grand Nationals...

vperl
03-30-09, 04:13 PM
If that's how the numbers shake out, our cars will be rarer than the 86 and 87 Buick Grand Nationals...

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