• Feb 2, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac Converj Concept

GM is beating on the drums -- softly, to be sure -- and the message they're sending is that the Cadillac Converj Concept could see production. The first issue with building such a car is money, and GM's problems in that arena are already well-documented. If that hurdle were to be cleared, GM has said that the next question is the number of doors: two or four?

A four-door car has a much better chance at the kind of volume GM would need in order to make the Converj a worthy proposition and Lutz apparently said that a production Converj would be as close to the concept as the production Camaro. If GM adds an extra set of doors while maintaining the go-fast profile, it would still have a car that could drive straight into a buyer's heart.

But how much would it cost? The Volt -- under the mass-market Chevy brand -- is expected to run about $40,000 when it arrives. Add in the brand premium and the requisite luxury accoutrements, and when it's tallied up, a theoretical Cadillac version is likely to wear a substantially higher sticker price. Would buyers be ready to embrace it?


[Source: Motor Trend]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm torn between this and a four-door coupe. They would both look amazing.
      By the way, why does the Converj (2-door) look so much like the Sixteen concept?
      • 5 Years Ago
      To keep costs down in these tough times and looking at what they appear to be doing with the Opel Ampera, they should just stick the Converj's front-end on the Volt body... *end sarcasm*
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is not going to be a volume seller either way. It will be a niche car that makes a statement and people wanting to spend that kind of money to make a statement probably wont care if it is 2 or 4 doors. I like the coupe. Let the Volt be the family car and let the Converj be the sports coupe. Electric cars are capable of lightning fast starts and instant torque. Give the Converj it's own identity. We don't need another Cimarron.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I say keep it at a two door. The Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera will be four doors, so this can be the cool 2-door sexy car of the bunch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the looks of the coupe but the first time I saw it I thought "why" for that same reason, a 4-door will sell far better.

      The only argument I can see is making it the "new" Eldorado, a premium coupe which could justify the high price.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Cadillac CTS, CTS-V and CTS-V coupe (CTC?) are the only cars on the market that look like the super cars such as the Lamborghini Reventon. Fortunately, their cost is reachable and they have plenty of upscale options.

        I've already dedicated money towards a CTS Coupe and $1500 for lamborghini door kits - but, GM is teasing me. WHERE IS IT?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think a coupe is the way to go.

        Face it, hybrids are fashion statements. So are coupes.

        The two go hand in hand.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I blogged on this subject before. I would buy the coupe. I won't buy the 4 door.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The real reason to make it a four door is to make the Volt rebadge operation cheaper. This is GM we're talking about.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Four doors would kill the cool factor.

        It would end up being considered a Volt with leather seats.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree... four-door coupe would be a good addition to the Cadillac lineup.

      The lines of the coupe are gorgeous, but i think four doors are needed to hit the sales numbers that will justify the business case for building it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As long as the roofline is unchanged...I'm happy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever happened to the CTS coupe? That's what this reminds me of a bit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Four door? Two door?

      keep the looks so its stunning like the show car and I'll buy one.

      At 49 years old I assume I would be within the target market of the brand. I have a 2008 AWD 3.6 DI CTS with sports suspension and a 2008 C6 corvette Z51.

      I would add that new Converj in a heartbeat.. Stunning beauty.

      A word to the wise....Don't dumb it down for production.. Bring it out with that striking shape.. and details..

      2 door or four door it doesn't matter.

      Just keep it pure elegance as in the showcar..

      JMO
      • 5 Years Ago
      Four doors are for wimps and commies.

      Why does it have to be one or the other anyways? There was a day when nearly every model came in both flavors. This is a luxury model. We should be able to have it the way we want it.
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