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Chevrolet Will Get The "Leaf" Type GM Vehicle; Perhaps With 200 Mile Range For $30k?

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General Motors plans to introduce an all-electric Chevrolet, global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed today.

This would be a different powertrain than the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR, which GM calls "extended range electric hybrids," because they rely on a gasoline-fueled motor. Reuss disclosed the new battery-only car during a presentation to investors at GM's Milford Proving Ground.

Investors got a sneak peek at the vehicles on the condition they not take photos with their phones. Media were allowed to listen to an audio feed of the presentation without video.

A GM spokesman declined to provide details on the timing or name of the battery-only vehicle.

Currently, GM sells the Chevrolet Volt, a semi-electric car, nation-wide, but sales have disappointed. There were fewer than 1,400 sold in September and sales through the first nine months of 2014 are down 13% from a year earlier. It also sells an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark minicar in limited quantities, but only in California, Oregon and Washington.

GM executives have said they are pursuing an affordable electric car (about $30,000) with a range of about 200 miles between chargings.

Reuss also showed investors the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze sedans.

GM Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens projected 2016 sales volume of 300,000 units for the Cruze and 225,000 for the Malibu.

GM executives said that nearly half of the company's vehicles will have been redesigned or refreshed within the last 18 months.

Reuss also showed investors prototypes or photos of:

--The Cadillac CT6, which he said would be "the most advanced vehicle technologically in the world."

--The redesigned Volt, which will be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January. It will "leap-frog a lot of the competition," Reuss said.

--The redesigned Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox crossover and a Buick compact crossover.
 

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A GM spokesman declined to provide details on the timing or name of the battery-only vehicle.
That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
How about the Chevrolet Vision?
 

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Cruze already does 20-25k per month
 

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I still wonder that if GM comes out with a 200 mile electric car, where does that leave the Voltec system? As long as this 200 mile electric vehicle has a fast recharge time it makes the Voltech irrelevant for passenger cars. I think they should focus on using it for high end applications like Cadillac to use as much as a power booster and a way to increase mpg's.

And if they could get the Voltech into a Silverado quickly that could really offer a counterbalance to Ford's new aluminum pickup. It would not only greatly increase mpg's, but if they could add additional batteries and external plugs it might be very useful on the job site....
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.
300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?
Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.
Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
ElectraCity
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I still wonder that if GM comes out with a 200 mile electric car, where does that leave the Voltec system? As long as this 200 mile electric vehicle has a fast recharge time it makes the Voltech irrelevant for passenger cars. I think they should focus on using it for high end applications like Cadillac to use as much as a power booster and a way to increase mpg's.

And if they could get the Voltech into a Silverado quickly that could really offer a counterbalance to Ford's new aluminum pickup. It would not only greatly increase mpg's, but if they could add additional batteries and external plugs it might be very useful on the job site....
GM didn't want to do it - but what you wish exists see www.viamotors.com Bob Lutz has the right idea....
 

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I still wonder that if GM comes out with a 200 mile electric car, where does that leave the Voltec system? As long as this 200 mile electric vehicle has a fast recharge time it makes the Voltech irrelevant for passenger cars. I think they should focus on using it for high end applications like Cadillac to use as much as a power booster and a way to increase mpg's.

And if they could get the Voltech into a Silverado quickly that could really offer a counterbalance to Ford's new aluminum pickup. It would not only greatly increase mpg's, but if they could add additional batteries and external plugs it might be very useful on the job site....
Kinda like the VIA Motors Truck.
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
Aside from the news of an all electric car from Chevy, which in and of itself is exiting, it would have been neat to get to see these upcoming GM vehicles.
 

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I posted this from the WSJ a few days ago, some some chop moderator seems to have deleted it:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- At its analyst meeting Wednesday, GM announced some big news about its future quest to take down Tesla . GM will have -- at a minimum -- three distinct plug-in electric cars, attacking the market in a major way. Production is slated to start in 2015 and 2016. GM's head of product development Mark Reuss gave a blistering presentation to financial analysts in Detroit. I listened to the presentation via telephone, so I didn't see the pictures of the prototypes shown to the participants in person. Must Read: 10 Stocks Carl Icahn Loves in 2014 I wanted to be sure that I'd heard Mark Reuss' comments right. So I reached out to GM's PR department for comment, but was unable to obtain any further clarification. Kevin Kelly, of GM PR, told me that "I can confirm that Mark Reuss did show the analysts the CT6 and provided some details on the vehicle and he also discussed a BEV, but did not give any details on that product. I can't give you anything beyond that as we do not comment on future product." All readers should listen to the replay of the conference call, which will be available on the GM investor relations Web site. And I caution the reader that what I write here has a larger-than-usual margin for error. Hopefully we will get further clarification soon. With those important caveats, here is what I heard from Mark Reuss's presentation. 1. The Cadillac plug-in hybrid luxury sedan. Reuss talked about one or more Cadillacs that will have unusually light construction. This includes the recently announced flagship sedan, the CT6, which will be shown probably in March 2015 and enter production in November 2015. It sounded like the CT6 could be up to 420 lbs lighter than some large BMWs and have over 400 horsepower. But this would be easy to misunderstand from the presentation. We could already have figured out the weight loss, however. GM already said that the CT6 would be unusually light. But here came the big news. Must Read: 20 Stocks That Could Buck the Odds and Do Well in October There will be a plug-in hybrid version. From Mark Reuss' comments, it sounded like it would have a very different architecture than the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR. You see, in the Volt and ELR, 100% of the power envelope (full throttle acceleration all the way up to top speed) is achieved in 100% electric mode -- the gasoline engine does not come on at all. This new Cadillac plug-in hybrid would not be like that at all. It would be more like the plug-in hybrids from Volkswagen , VW's Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota andaFord , among others. In this case, the Cadillac would go up to 75 miles per hour in pure electric mode. And I'm concluding that that would not be with the fullest acceleration. However, if you chose to engage the gasoline engine as well, you would do 0-60 MPH in six seconds, as well as go much faster than 75 MPH -- most likely 155 MPH or more, as I interpret it. According to some testing standard -- probably a European one, as the EPA doesn't measure it this way -- this Cadillac plug-in hybrid would achieve 70 MPG in some form of "blended" mode, according to Reuss. Obviously this could mean infinite MPG up to a certain number of miles -- perhaps 15-30 miles -- and something a lot lower, say 35 MPG, after that, once the battery had been drawn down. 2. An all-new pure electric Chevrolet. Mark Reuss wouldn't give any details about this car, but it's obvious that this is the first official confirmation of GM's Tesla Model 3 competitor for 2017. This thing had been widely speculated about before, but for the doubters we now have official confirmation about something in the works. By all accounts, a pure electric Chevrolet would include a battery from LG that would make this car yield 200 miles of range and fit five adults. Surely GM would price this car something along these lines: whatever Tesla charges for its equivalent car, minus a large enough percentage to ensure that Tesla does not make any money. Ever. That's my theory. Must Read: Vivent Solar CEO on Going Head-to-Head with Elon Musk's SolarCity 3. Some further color on the Chevrolet Volt 2.0. We already knew the Volt 2.0 would be shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2015, and that it would likely go into production perhaps six months thereafter, perhaps a little later. However, Mark Reuss added some color on what we should expect. He said that the Volt 2.0 would leapfrog the competition and have improved performance metrics all around. This likely means longer electric range and more miles per kWh. It almost certainly means more efficiency in "charge sustaining" mode, i.e., when the battery is down to such a low level that the gasoline engine kicks in. Furthermore, he talked about an all-new battery with new chemistry and much higher performance. This obviously also means a much lower cost per kWh, as well as lower weight per kWh. Finally, he confirmed that the Volt 2.0 would have a much-improved, all-new interior. No more weird touch-sensitive buttons. My guess is that there will be some more conventional buttons and knobs, combined with more advanced and larger thin film transistor LCD screens. What is the conclusion from this? GM has three cars, two of which may enter production in as little as approximately a year from now. First, a Volt 2.0 which will presumably fix everything that was wrong with the Volt 1.0 -- including ensuring that it can be built to suit GM's standard profit margin. Second, a range-topping Cadillac luxury sedan that will be a "milder" plug-in hybrid than the Volt 2.0, but more geared for performance if you allow the gasoline engine to kick in. This car will be in production no later than 2016, possibly by the fourth quarter of 2015. Must Read: Book Profits Now in Consumer Staples, McCormick, General Mills, as Confidence Declines Third, an all-electric Chevrolet that will likely go into production no earlier than late 2016, and more likely in 2017. This will be the 200 mile pure electric vehicle that will compete head-on with Tesla's Model 3. You can draw your own conclusions as to what this means for Tesla. But here's the conclusion I draw. Tesla will have more diversified competition than most people had expected, and sooner than many had thought. And that's just from GM. In my view, this will ensure that it will be very hard to squeeze any outsized net margins out of this business, especially for a certain tiny niche player that can't leverage its R&D or manufacturing and supply economics across a wider base. Tesla has awakened the bear.
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
Well they did show investors a Cruze hatch, so yes it seems the US will get one.
 

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Has anyone heard feedback on the vehicles that were shown?
 

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Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
Chevy Frond? (Spin on "Leaf".) Or how about Chevy Tesseract? (Sounds a bit like "Tesla".) I could go on, but I won't... ;)
 

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The Chevrolet Green.

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Why is Chevrolet getting a "Leaf" type vehicle and not Buick?

1. Buick is GM's best selling brand in China where I would imagine this vehicle will be sold so why not make it a Buick to sell in China and U.S.?

2. Buick is tied to Opel/Vauxhall and Holden to give this vehicle global sales potential without the need to "create" another vehicle for these global brands.

3. Buick does not compete with Nissan so it can carry a slight premium to the Leaf while selling in comparable volumes.

4. This car is a "niche" vehicle that is not going to sell 300,000 a year so why is a "volume brand" selling it?

5. Why step on the Volt in the same dealership?

6. Why step on the Spark EV in the same dealership?

7. Why overburden Chevy dealers with too many models to cater to, there is such a thing as "oversaturation".

8. Why are "Tesla" buyers going to want to drive a Chevy when it is just another model in a family of dozens where Tesla is a brand with a statement.

9. When will GM's management ever show it can learn from market data where the Volt failed to live up to expectations due to it's impact being "diluted" by the Chevy Brand?

10. Buick can offer a Tesla S sized Electra that will make much more of an impact on the market since it "Stands Alone" among a much smaller line-up.

11. Opel/Vauxhall can tap into Adam sales momentum to sell it's version in Europe.

12. Buick and Opel/Vauxhall can offer a CUV variant to take advantage of Encore and Mokka sales momentum with sales volume in China/Europe.

Amazing how little GM understands basic marketing and revenue generation.

GM likes to say they are focused on generating cash, the only thing I see is GM spending more to get less revenue.

When GM figures out the only way to maximize revenue in the shortest time is with Buick/GMC/Holde/Opel/Vauxhall products it will start generating more cash, if it does not it will join Ford with "Profit Warnings".
 

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Why is Chevrolet getting a "Leaf" type vehicle and not Buick?

1. Buick is GM's best selling brand in China where I would imagine this vehicle will be sold so why not make it a Buick to sell in China and U.S.?

2. Buick is tied to Opel/Vauxhall and Holden to give this vehicle global sales potential without the need to "create" another vehicle for these global brands.

3. Buick does not compete with Nissan so it can carry a slight premium to the Leaf while selling in comparable volumes.

4. This car is a "niche" vehicle that is not going to sell 300,000 a year so why is a "volume brand" selling it?

5. Why step on the Volt in the same dealership?

6. Why step on the Spark EV in the same dealership?

7. Why overburden Chevy dealers with too many models to cater to, there is such a thing as "oversaturation".

8. Why are "Tesla" buyers going to want to drive a Chevy when it is just another model in a family of dozens where Tesla is a brand with a statement.

9. When will GM's management ever show it can learn from market data where the Volt failed to live up to expectations due to it's impact being "diluted" by the Chevy Brand?

10. Buick can offer a Tesla S sized Electra that will make much more of an impact on the market since it "Stands Alone" among a much smaller line-up.

11. Opel/Vauxhall can tap into Adam sales momentum to sell it's version in Europe.

12. Buick and Opel/Vauxhall can offer a CUV variant to take advantage of Encore and Mokka sales momentum with sales volume in China/Europe.

Amazing how little GM understands basic marketing and revenue generation.
IMHO it would DIE as a BUICK as the ONLY driver for a car like the LEAF IS PRICE POINT and a Buick version would ether be
A priced the same as VOLT 2.0 making the VOLT look like a bargain

B the lowest priced car Buick sells

and for the VOLT/SPARK I will assume the VOLT will stay higher priced and the Spark EV, will go away with this replacement

I would assume the EV is FOR the AMERICAN market NOT global/China as it is the US market that "NEEDS" it + is demanding it with CAFE and all

I believe there is room for a "better" EV/Voltec then the CHEVY/LEAF BUT the market needs more LEAF's to bring up volume and lower costs
I mid range EV CUV in the upper MID 30K range would be a "perfect" match for Buick
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
Chevrolet Bodiggly-Doo-Dad-Doohickey-Thingamabobber.

I posted this from the WSJ a few days ago, some some chop moderator seems to have deleted it:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- At its analyst meeting Wednesday, GM announced some big news about its future quest to take down Tesla . GM will have -- at a minimum -- three distinct plug-in electric cars, attacking the market in a major way. Production is slated to start in 2015 and 2016. GM's head of product development Mark Reuss gave a blistering presentation to financial analysts in Detroit. I listened to the presentation via telephone, so I didn't see the pictures of the prototypes shown to the participants in person. I wanted to be sure that I'd heard Mark Reuss' comments right. So I reached out to GM's PR department for comment, but was unable to obtain any further clarification.

Kevin Kelly, of GM PR, told me that "I can confirm that Mark Reuss did show the analysts the CT6 and provided some details on the vehicle and he also discussed a BEV, but did not give any details on that product. I can't give you anything beyond that as we do not comment on future product." All readers should listen to the replay of the conference call, which will be available on the GM investor relations Web site. And I caution the reader that what I write here has a larger-than-usual margin for error. Hopefully we will get further clarification soon. With those important caveats, here is what I heard from Mark Reuss's presentation.

1. The Cadillac plug-in hybrid luxury sedan. Reuss talked about one or more Cadillacs that will have unusually light construction. This includes the recently announced flagship sedan, the CT6, which will be shown probably in March 2015 and enter production in November 2015. It sounded like the CT6 could be up to 420 lbs lighter than some large BMWs and have over 400 horsepower. But this would be easy to misunderstand from the presentation. We could already have figured out the weight loss, however. GM already said that the CT6 would be unusually light. But here came the big news. There will be a plug-in hybrid version.

From Mark Reuss' comments, it sounded like it would have a very different architecture than the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR. You see, in the Volt and ELR, 100% of the power envelope (full throttle acceleration all the way up to top speed) is achieved in 100% electric mode -- the gasoline engine does not come on at all. This new Cadillac plug-in hybrid would not be like that at all. It would be more like the plug-in hybrids from Volkswagen , VW's Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Ford , among others. In this case, the Cadillac would go up to 75 miles per hour in pure electric mode. And I'm concluding that that would not be with the fullest acceleration. However, if you chose to engage the gasoline engine as well, you would do 0-60 MPH in six seconds, as well as go much faster than 75 MPH -- most likely 155 MPH or more, as I interpret it. According to some testing standard -- probably a European one, as the EPA doesn't measure it this way -- this Cadillac plug-in hybrid would achieve 70 MPG in some form of "blended" mode, according to Reuss. Obviously this could mean infinite MPG up to a certain number of miles -- perhaps 15-30 miles -- and something a lot lower, say 35 MPG, after that, once the battery had been drawn down.

2. An all-new pure electric Chevrolet. Mark Reuss wouldn't give any details about this car, but it's obvious that this is the first official confirmation of GM's Tesla Model 3 competitor for 2017. This thing had been widely speculated about before, but for the doubters we now have official confirmation about something in the works. By all accounts, a pure electric Chevrolet would include a battery from LG that would make this car yield 200 miles of range and fit five adults. Surely GM would price this car something along these lines: whatever Tesla charges for its equivalent car, minus a large enough percentage to ensure that Tesla does not make any money. Ever. That's my theory.

3. Some further color on the Chevrolet Volt 2.0. We already knew the Volt 2.0 would be shown at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2015, and that it would likely go into production perhaps six months thereafter, perhaps a little later. However, Mark Reuss added some color on what we should expect. He said that the Volt 2.0 would leapfrog the competition and have improved performance metrics all around. This likely means longer electric range and more miles per kWh. It almost certainly means more efficiency in "charge sustaining" mode, i.e., when the battery is down to such a low level that the gasoline engine kicks in. Furthermore, he talked about an all-new battery with new chemistry and much higher performance. This obviously also means a much lower cost per kWh, as well as lower weight per kWh. Finally, he confirmed that the Volt 2.0 would have a much-improved, all-new interior. No more weird touch-sensitive buttons. My guess is that there will be some more conventional buttons and knobs, combined with more advanced and larger thin film transistor LCD screens.

What is the conclusion from this? GM has three cars, two of which may enter production in as little as approximately a year from now. First, a Volt 2.0 which will presumably fix everything that was wrong with the Volt 1.0 -- including ensuring that it can be built to suit GM's standard profit margin. Second, a range-topping Cadillac luxury sedan that will be a "milder" plug-in hybrid than the Volt 2.0, but more geared for performance if you allow the gasoline engine to kick in. This car will be in production no later than 2016, possibly by the fourth quarter of 2015. Third, an all-electric Chevrolet that will likely go into production no earlier than late 2016, and more likely in 2017. This will be the 200 mile pure electric vehicle that will compete head-on with Tesla's Model 3.

You can draw your own conclusions as to what this means for Tesla. But here's the conclusion I draw. Tesla will have more diversified competition than most people had expected, and sooner than many had thought. And that's just from GM. In my view, this will ensure that it will be very hard to squeeze any outsized net margins out of this business, especially for a certain tiny niche player that can't leverage its R&D or manufacturing and supply economics across a wider base. Tesla has awakened the bear.
Made it readable, I thought I was having a stroke when it was just a solid block.

Chevy Frond? (Spin on "Leaf".) Or how about Chevy Tesseract? (Sounds a bit like "Tesla".) I could go on, but I won't... ;)
How about the Chevy Teslaleafpleasebuymeplease?
 

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That must have been an exciting investor conference with views of the new GM vehicles.

300,000 Cruze units a year is 25,000 per month. GM must have quite a winner coming - with possibly additional variations? Perhaps a coupe or hatchback or even an all-electric version?

Ok, let's come up with a name for this new electric-only Chevrolet.

Nothing that rhymes with Volt please...(as in Bolt).
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Why is Chevrolet getting a "Leaf" type vehicle and not Buick?

1. Buick is GM's best selling brand in China where I would imagine this vehicle will be sold so why not make it a Buick to sell in China and U.S.?

2. Buick is tied to Opel/Vauxhall and Holden to give this vehicle global sales potential without the need to "create" another vehicle for these global brands.

3. Buick does not compete with Nissan so it can carry a slight premium to the Leaf while selling in comparable volumes.
I would imagine Buick would be an excellent brand to release an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle under its auspices.

They pitch Buick as an empty-nester kind of brand and I see them like locusts around here in suburbia. What better market for a medium+ range electric or hybrid electric vehicle than a stop-and-go traffic kind of place like suburbia?

Sort of related, couldn't they augment their Voltec system to select the most effective mode with GPS and real-time traffic data?

4. This car is a "niche" vehicle that is not going to sell 300,000 a year so why is a "volume brand" selling it?

5. Why step on the Volt in the same dealership?

6. Why step on the Spark EV in the same dealership?
If they price the all-electric car low enough, I can see a very effective marketing campaign targeting younger adults and the oldest of adolescents.

No gas, no emissions, unlimited adventure. If they do it right, I can see it as a relative of the Citroën 2CV... but I doubt it.

The Volt is a more mature, but different system; nobody said the Spark EV would stick around.

If it doesn't, there's nothing to talk about; if it does, it's slightly larger than a sardine can. I don't think it's stepping on the Spark EV any more than a Cruze steps on the Spark.

12. Buick and Opel/Vauxhall can offer a CUV variant to take advantage of Encore and Mokka sales momentum with sales volume in China/Europe.
That's the wildcard. I thought we were getting a Voltec 2.0 crossover, but mum has been the word on it so far. What that bodes for it, I have no idea... but I think a Voltec crossover at Buick would be THE car for it, if they were to do one at all.
 
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