your calling rebadge on a car that is just a rumor, and outside of a drawing, you have NO idea what your talking about.Originally posted by AMcA@Mar 23 2004, 01:02 AM
Well, the Kappa platform is supposed to be easily changable and adaptable. In particular, I've gotten the idea that the body tooling is cheaper to do than for more conventional high-volume cars.
So a coupe version ought to be easy to do. And a fairly easy decision to make if the roadster is a success.
The question is whether GM is going to stick with the program and make a revolution in the car business, or whether they will go the easy route, and just rebadge, rebadge, rebadge. The recent report about the Chevrolet "Sportster" suggests the rebadge route is the road they're taking, unfortunately.
every one of cadillac's new cars are all rebadged sigmas or Y-bodies [they still use that name for the 'vette?]. the CTS, SRX and STS will all be sigmas, which shows the versatility of the sigma, plus how you can make 3 TOTALLY different cars from ONE platform, and the XLR is off the 'vette.
Malibu and 9-3 are not "rebadges"... not in the slightest...Originally posted by mackingu@Mar 23 2004, 06:07 PM
umm... malibu, MAXX, and 9³ are all "rebadged" but aside from the fact that the malibu and MAXX are from the same line, there's nothing similar about the cars. rebadging = gift from the gods as long as its done right. as a prime example of doing it wrong, loot at the GMT360