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    Where are the breakthrough models?

    Color me unimpressed. GM hyped their rollouts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show since last summer. Sure, there is a new Corvette, but where was:

    - The Chevrolet SS Sedan?

    - The next generation Suburban/Tahoe/Escalade?

    - The Cruze diesel?

    - The upgraded Cadillacs?

    - The 3.6 Twin Turbo engine, which was supposed to be GM's answer to the Ecoboost?

    Maybe I'm missing something here. I hope I'm wrong. From what I've seen, the showing was mediocre at best.

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Heard the Cruze Diesel will be in Cleveland.
    Was the Code 130 RS in Detroit?

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    I was hoping to see the High Country and Denali trims for the trucks at the least.

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowboy View Post
    Heard the Cruze Diesel will be in Cleveland.
    Was the Code 130 RS in Detroit?
    Al confirmed it in another thread that the Cruze diesel is Chicago and the CTS is New York. Not sure about any of the others though.
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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    like I said earlier F-A-I-L...we can't even get an educated guess on the Denali, All-Terrain and High Country, or see the 2500's,the new engine perforamance specs on the twins, yada, yada , yada
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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    The government's sale of shares of GM may come in the near future. So, I'm hoping GM will feel freer to innovate after that. The Chevrolet Orlando is already here (in Canada) except it's not in AWD.

    The Buick Cascada and Buick Astra GTC are not here yet as well. Or, the Code 130R (gee, I think that's the first time I didn't have to Google the name, I wish GM would come out with a more memorable name). Or the Chevrolet Cruze wagon.

    What else? I have this sense GM sells really "regular" cars except for the Buick Vernano Turbo "sleeper" car.

    I think the Corvette design is OK though.
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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Quote Originally Posted by anova View Post
    Color me unimpressed. GM hyped their rollouts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show since last summer. Sure, there is a new Corvette, but where was:
    - The Chevrolet SS Sedan?
    - The next generation Suburban/Tahoe/Escalade?
    - The Cruze diesel?
    - The upgraded Cadillacs?
    - The 3.6 Twin Turbo engine, which was supposed to be GM's answer to the Ecoboost?
    Maybe I'm missing something here. I hope I'm wrong. From what I've seen, the showing was mediocre at best.
    You've come to the Right Forum - GMI. Which type of GM hater are you? Cadillac Hater? Chevrolet Hater? No-Pontiac Hater? No-Oldsmobile Hater? Old GM Hater? New GM Hater?

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    "Dr. Show Me"

    Which type of sick s.o.b. are you that you feel the need to personally attack someone who was disappointed in the product offerings of a faceless corporation? For your information, I'm a lifelong GM consumer who has probably spent more money in my life on GM products than your total net worth. You've got a lot of damn nerve attacking me for expressing my own opinion on a forum.

    So, Mr. GM defender, where are all of these exciting cars that loyal GM Consumers have been promised? GM's showing is indefensible given the amount of money taxpayers floated them.

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Quote Originally Posted by anova View Post
    Color me unimpressed. GM hyped their rollouts at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show since last summer. Sure, there is a new Corvette, but where was:

    - The Chevrolet SS Sedan?

    - The next generation Suburban/Tahoe/Escalade?

    - The Cruze diesel?

    - The upgraded Cadillacs?

    - The 3.6 Twin Turbo engine, which was supposed to be GM's answer to the Ecoboost?

    Maybe I'm missing something here. I hope I'm wrong. From what I've seen, the showing was mediocre at best.
    SS is revealed in February.

    Escalade later this year, maybe Chicago for the other SUVs.

    Cruze diesel is Chicago.

    Upgraded Cadillacs? The ATS, XTS, and new CTS will be on sale this year (probably), as well as the updated SRX and we SAW the ELR and will see the Escalade which will go on sale shortly thereafter in early 2014.

    I don't know about the engine. I'm waiting on that, too...

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogen View Post
    I was hoping to see the High Country and Denali trims for the trucks at the least.
    Yeah. I'm interested in seeing both, as well.

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    You've come to the Right Forum - GMI. Which type of GM hater are you? Cadillac Hater? Chevrolet Hater? No-Pontiac Hater? No-Oldsmobile Hater? Old GM Hater? New GM Hater?
    And which are you? Maybe you should add "overly sensitive apologist" to that list.

    He expects GM to live up to its own statements. He wants to know when things are coming. Don't be an apologist. Chill out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    And which are you? Maybe you should add "overly sensitive apologist" to that list.
    He expects GM to live up to its own statements. He wants to know when things are coming. Don't be an apologist. Chill out.
    I'd like to think I'm a realist, who realizes that a failed corporation that I liked went out of business, and is back, post bk, and struggling to return to proper model rollouts, and who still needs to get its act together and bring out new models in a more timely manner.
    When people post all negative comments on information basically already out, it appears to be that they are being overly anit-GM. And followed up with insults toward me; I try to not lower myself to name-calling and insults, but ....... let it be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    I'd like to think I'm a realist, who realizes that a failed corporation that I liked went out of business, and is back, post bk, and struggling to return to proper model rollouts, and who still needs to get its act together and bring out new models in a more timely manner.
    When people post all negative comments on information basically already out, it appears to be that they are being overly anit-GM. And followed up with insults toward me; I try to not lower myself to name-calling and insults, but ....... let it be.
    You're the guy who started with the negativity.

    I've been a GM customer for decades and I want to see the company do well. I was just disappointed with what I saw and asked if I missed anything. Then you come along with snarky personal attacks. So don't be surprised when you're called out on it.

    I'm not a "hater". I don't hate inanimate objects.

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    Re: Where are the breakthrough models?

    Quote Originally Posted by anova View Post
    "Dr. Show Me"

    Which type of sick s.o.b. are you that you feel the need to personally attack someone who was disappointed in the product offerings of a faceless corporation? For your information, I'm a lifelong GM consumer who has probably spent more money in my life on GM products than your total net worth. You've got a lot of damn nerve attacking me for expressing my own opinion on a forum.

    So, Mr. GM defender, where are all of these exciting cars that loyal GM Consumers have been promised? GM's showing is indefensible given the amount of money taxpayers floated them.
    Look, you're new around here. Props for that. Welcome. But attacking said other person back isn't really necessary. You first need to understand the context in which his statement was made. You just need to get to know people better.


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