How could you put a price on this Pug FaceAttachment 12608Would you look at that! he's sticking his tongue out at ya Happy accident. Was talking to someone who has seen the next HSV and it is Eye candy to use his words.
Last edited by Commodoreman2000; 03-19-2013 at 10:53 PM.
Two Words. Bean Counters. Maybe there is still much of Old GM that needs to grabbed by the scruff and turfed out the door. as I stated AWD should be developed for RWD platform passenger cars across multiple engine options and power outputs, as Europe have a little thing in Winter called SNOW.
Where do they want to push The Standard of The World...... Yep Europe. I suppose at least Europe will get a diesel in ATS.
Last edited by Commodoreman2000; 03-19-2013 at 11:01 PM.
On a related note:
Here is the link to the Cadillac Facebook page for the live reveal next Tuesday, March 25th at 7:15 PM EDT:
Found at www.cadillac.com
Last edited by megeebee; 03-19-2013 at 11:30 PM.
I would be surprised if the amount GM actually has as disposable, low-accountability cash and especially that leftover from the government bailout funds is more than a tenth of that figure. $31B sounds like a lot of money - but in the context of GM operations, it's not if they make strategic errors that have longterm consequences. They need to retain a certain liquidity to account for contingencies and unexpected blips - like a currency dive, an all too familiar experience with the $US of late. GM lost $30.9B in 2008. The globe is still not out of the woods in a financial sense, Europe is still a leech sucking off the profitability of multinational auto giants.
Can they engineer AWD into this model? Undoubtedly. But they don't even know what it's sales figures are going to be - this is essentially launching a new product, even if under the old model designation. Let's just postulate they got it wrong (we hope not). and sales don't reinvigorate up to at least the 40-50K mark. The last thing they would want to be doing, is throwing large sums of money at producing essentially 'cream off the top' products - when there's no pie!
And regardless of whether they can or not to placate some internet whiners, should they is another question. GM cannot afford any more Sigmas, or Kappas. Everything has to pay it's way. Hence the paucity of regular, sedan-based coupes. Low volume, fashion-sensitive vehicles where even best sellers drop like a stone in annual sales. It's a luxury GM can not indulge in - just yet.
Last edited by BBDOS CV8; 03-19-2013 at 11:50 PM.
I am waiting with thinly veiled zeal for the unveiling of this next gen CTS, and the interior spy shots alone tell me that I should expect to be quite chuffed.
85% of the luxury market in areas like the northeast is. AWD and buyers want power plants like the 420 hp v6.As someone said TTV6s will probably be a few % of CTS sales. And AWD, a few % of a few % doesn't make sense. I bet they sell hardly any CTS in the snowbelts, anyway - and those guys have an Escalade or SRX for the blizzards.
Sorry my friend but this 420 tt v6 only in RWD is a huge mistake and will need to be corrected in time.
AWD to get the volume is a family requirement otherwise as a husband you are labelled a man who doesn't care about the safety of his kids...
Bull s it ? Of course...but that's the dealeo...
GM needs to get with the program
Last edited by JBsZ06; 03-20-2013 at 02:59 AM.
We all know this engine was coming.
Do you suppose it will find its way into a C7 engine bay in the future when the CAFE mandated mph requirements become a reality?
Neat! Now, if GM could nudge the 2.0L closer to 300HP and the SIDI 3.6L V6 to closer to 340HP (in Cadillac applications only) without major consequences in fuel economy and durability, we'd go from 'neat' to 'perfect'
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