• Dec 18th 2008 at 8:01PM
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Through some circumstantial evidence, "rumblings" and tea leave-reading, Autoweek has come to the conclusion that General Motors may unveil a new Cadillac model at the Detroit Auto Show powered by the Chevrolet Volt's range-extending hybrid powertrain.

Rumors of a Caddy-badged Volt have been circulated since earlier this year, with Bob Lutz and other GM execs hinting at the possibility of new hybrid model joining the Cadillac line-up. Lutz told reports back in September that "there's definitely room" for an eco-conscious Caddy and that "there's going to have to be some kind of dramatic environmental statement" from GM's luxury brand. So what form could it take?

Opel and Vauxhall versions of the Volt are already planned, but a Cadillac variant would likely be a small- to mid-size crossover. Just such a vehicle is slated to arrive in the second quarter of 2009 – the next generation SRX -- inspired by the Provoq concept unveiled earlier this year. While the Volt is supposed to carry a price tag of around $40,000, the range-extended, plug-in hybrid CUV from Cadillac would be priced significantly higher, and that could help GM recoup some of the costs associated with the Volt's advanced drivetrain development. We'll know for sure in a few weeks time.

[Source: Autoweek]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      so when is the volt coming out anyways! for now the only volt I know is a dog who apparently has superpowers but in the real world it has none. I hope this doesn't happen to chevy's volt.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL, That's Bolt the super dog not Volt
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have to say that if done right this could really pay off. I think Volt has a chance to be a good car, but more importantly this car (if priced accordingly) has a chance to enter a relatively competition free area, luxury, stylish CUVs that are hybrids, dimonated by Lexus 400h, which is pretty much the only car in the segment. I think GM should hit those segments now where competition is small, like Camaro, which is going head to head with Challenger and Mustang............but that is a field that has no Hondas, Toyotas and Nissans (for now)
      • 6 Years Ago
      tea-leave? really?
      either tea-leaf or tea-leaves. I suppose this is similar to the latest phenomonon of typing 'of' instead of 'have' that seems to be cropping up more and more.

      Is this a screwed on phonics side effect?

      I'm done with my little rant now. i feel better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good, so maybe people won't get mad over paying 40K for one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        $40,000? Hope that's inaccurate. Almost sounds like they put the "Cadillac" badge on it just so it can charge the insane price. Its like the Cadillac Cimarron/Chevrolet Cavalier all over again.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I won't. Although I don't want a crossover, I want a sedan or wagon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You beat me to it. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I were in charge of GM, I would've made Saturn my Prius brand. All of those loyal Saturn owners from the 90s would ditched their Hondas and Toyotas they now drive and flock back to Saturn.

      Saturn Volt (sounds like a good Ion replacement)
      Saturn Fuse (new Vue replacement)
      Saturn Telesto (Aura hybrid-only replacement named after a Saturn moon)
      Saturn Sky (but re-work it to develop much higher MPG)

      THIS was GM's lost opportunity to re-build Saturn. Of course, GM is stupid and never would have stuck with the program. So, R.I.P. Saturn and GM.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, If only GM could find and hire you - all their problems would be solved! To think all this time the one person smart enough to save a multi-billion dollar company is right there blogging on the internet. It is such a shame your knowledge and insight for naming and dreaming imaginary cars cant be harnessed for the good of the country. What a shame.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just busting your balls. I actually agree with your ideas but I can't say I agree that not adhering to your plan is the causation that is pushing GM toward bankruptcy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the looks of these Caddies. However, after looking at these pictures, all I can think of is getting cut while washing/detailing it....especially at the top of those tail lights in pic #2.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a Saturn Vue to me.
      Thank you OPEL!
        • 6 Years Ago
        well maybe because it might be base on the same platform Fonsie. Just like the Escalade and Tahoe and many others.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I see that you're not only stupid but blind as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cimarron City!
        • 6 Years Ago
        WHY do people keep bringing that name up? Nobody cares. That's over 20 years ago now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This would actually make sense and be good for the environment as rich folk who would normally start/shut-off their Caddy Escalades cold to grab a bottle of Perrier from the store 1 mile away, can now instead do so in a Caddy Volt (or as I suggest they name it, the Voltàge cos it you know, sounds upscale) and not burn any gas!

      This was a silly post made out of boredom. If you were offended in anyway by this post, experts suggest that you re-evaluate your life and moral compass.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I love Perrier...
      • 6 Years Ago

      Not a bad idea. But the Cadillac version should have more luxurious interiors and features to distinguish it from the Chevy version.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an awesome vehicle to have. Too bad the economic climate to buy one sucks right now.

      I'd also love to know how GM would have been able to keep this under wraps if it's supposed to come out in 6 months.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is a logical step. All manufacturers are going to have to move to more fuel economical technologies. I don't see this is a bold move or a reach into an untapped market so much as a necessity and the stats quo of what to expect in the coming years. The days of producing traditional gas powered combustion engines are disappearing. Technology is there to conserve resources and it is, of course, as it should be, going to be what cars use into the future. Hybrid and green technologies aren't passing fads to muse over they are what is going to be the norm. We might as well get used to it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Unless gas tops $4.00 again or we get out of this recession, GM can plan on selling close to ZERO of these.

      Let me get this straight I could buy a malibu for $25,000 or a volt for $45,000 or this cadillac for even more? Hmmm, let's do some math even eco loving liberal idiots could understand.

      45 -25 = 20 grand

      20,000 / $4 = 5000 gallons

      5000 x 25 mpg = 125,000 miles. (I didn't include plug in electricity or gas for the volt)

      Not many people keep a vehicle 125,000 any more and 25 mpg is on the low end.

      Let's compare the volt with a VW TDI jetta -

      45 - 23 = 22 grand savings buying the jetta.

      22,000 / $4 gas = 5500 gallons

      5500 x 43 mpg for the jetta = 236,500 miles.

      WOW! Imagine that the simple, cheaper, and easier to build AND dispose of jetta is the better buy.

      Silly liberals lose AGAIN!!!

      p.s. - the earth actually cooled .3 degrees since Gore's book came out. Explain that.

      p.s.s.- Peak oil is a lie. We are not running out and our oil didn't come from dead dinosaurs and such. Liberals don't believe in God, but they will believe that lie? Amazing.

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