• Oct 24, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac CTS coupe concept

According to a report by Reuters, General Motors has nixed plans to debut production versions of the Cadillac CTS coupe and new Buick LaCrosse at the LA Auto Show next month. The report goes on to say that the Buick unveiling has been delayed until the Detroit Auto Show in January, and after navigating Cadillac's voice-mail Hell, we weren't able to get confirmation on when GM plans to reveal of the CTS coupe. The decision by GM to delay both debuts is reportedly intended to reduce costs. If you buy that one, there's a bridge we think you might be interested in. Top tip Scott S.



[Source: Reuters]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw the CTS coupe undisguised here in Denver (on Pena blvd near the hotels/56th on a car-hauler) and... Oh. My. God. It is UNBELIEVABLE. stunning.

      They need the new lacrosse on lots tomorrow. the current one reminds people way too much of the early 2000's Intrigue.
      • 6 Years Ago
      CTS Coupe - DEAD.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But I want a CTS coupe. :(
      • 6 Years Ago

      The LaCrosse name sucks. They should give the new model a better name. Maybe bring back one of the older Buick names like Century,Regal or Park Avenue.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How about Wildcat???? I really hope all they are delaying is the intro, and not the cars themselves. I'm due to replace my Ultra in about a year (I'm only 40) and am really looking forward to a 2010 Lacrosse.

        BTW, most of the people I see driving the Elclave are women in their 30's or 40's. Same can't be said for the current Lacroose or Lucerne though.

        I must say though, everybody seems to be hanging on every word spoken by a GM rep, considering their precarious perch. I would say that it is MOST important for GM to get these 2 cars out only when they are DONE, and DONE RIGHT instead of rushing them to market and letting problems get fixed in warranty.

        PS: GM if you're looking for someone to test drive a 2010 Lacrosse for their opinion, I'm available!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It seems like there are a lot of introductions slated for the LA show this year from other manufacturers, but I haven't heard of much for Detroit. Might this be a ploy for lots of attention from the press at Detroit with fewer other new models rolling out there, hence more bang for the buck?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've been a GM fan all my life, grew up with GM cars and and owned GM cars. The news from the last few months have been nothing short of disappointing and embarrassing. GM has raised the bar on itself and the expectations of the public and media, every move they make is being closely looked, and every bad decision they make now is going to have a much a greater affect on them than any of their previous decisions. Though they may have some great products, I am finding it more and more difficult to consider their products for future purchases simply because of their consistently poor managerial decisions. Looking at companies like Toyota, BMW, Audi and Mazda, they have been some of the most successful automobile companies in the last 15-20 years with almost all of their products winning accolades, sales and the trust of the public. The way a company is run and operated is quickly becoming more important in my purchasing decisions. If GM doesn't shape up, it could loose some of their most faithful customers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please don't kill the coupe GM/Cadillac...
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should bring the CTS coupe' forward now and shoot the Buick, actually shoot all of Buick asap.

      Sorry if I have offended someone here, but I'll bet that there aren't too many old guys who always wear hats surfing this blog...they're out spending their grand kid's inheritance, driving around in their Buicks huntin' cougars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Buick doesn't sell very well here in the US, but it does in China, and China is the fastest growing auto market in the world.

        The CTS coupe may be more to your taste (and mine), but luxury sport coupes are a niche market -- the sales numbers are small. They'll sell far more LaCrosse sedans than CTS coupes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Lacrosse is much more important than the CTS coupe; it should be the anchor of the Buick lineup.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hope it's the sedan equivalent of the Enclave.

        You're right, Cadillac doesn't need the CTC as much Buick needs the LaCrosse.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I could care less about the Buick.

        GIMME THE CTS Coupe...and call it the CTC !!!

        I want a CTC with LAMBO DOORS. PERIOD.

        And a V-series engine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree Buick needs the Lacrosse more...what I don't understand is this bs about the delay...wouldn't the fact that you bring your cars out sooner mean you sell sooner? Sometimes American automakers make it very clear why they are going under...
      • 6 Years Ago
      DAMN, that really sucks..
      Really looking forward to the CTS coupe, I've seen one and the interior is beautiful.

      • 6 Years Ago
      F**K the Lacrosse, get the Caddy Coupe out there. Think about it for crying out loud. Really.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone who'll look at this rationally should be able to see that getting the new LaCrosse out the door is much more vital than than the CTC. The Enclave has shown that there's still life left in Buick and while the current LaCrosse isn't an outright *horrible* car... it is the low point out of the three models - despite being the bread and butter vehicle of the lineup. Not only that... but Buick does have a very loyal base, so anyone who says to just kill Buick altogether is simply being obtuse.

      They haven't said that the CTC is cancelled and I doubt that it will be... Only delayed. The new CTS is still selling well... So they have a little more breathing room than they do with the LaCrosse.

      Besides... Anyone who's seen the new LaCrosse would be hard pressed to discount it as not only a good looking car, but that it'll also be a much needed competitive offering. So it's pretty easy to see that a true quality product at the price point it'll be at is something GM desperately needs.

      It makes far more sense to put out a competitive offering in the Camry/Accord/Maxima segment than it does in the 3-Series coupe segment.
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