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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
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Re: Cadillac News: Cadillac Converj gets production green light again?
They need it for CAFE and green cred. Other than that, it makes little sense for anyone to purchase except those looking for a "statement car". From what I read, the added weight of making it a Cadillac reduces the Voltec's range from 40-50 miles to 20-30, making even short round trips on all electric nearly impossible.
I suppose it would sell 800 or 1,000 copies a year, mostly to trendy suburbanites, which is enough to get them some magazine covers and eco cred.