• Feb 18, 2009

Click above for a high-res photo of the production Cadillac CTS Coupe

Earlier today, General Motors presented its Viability Plan to the U.S. Treasury Department, outlining how GM plans to restructure, what it needs to turn around the company and how it plans to spend our tax dollars. If you took the time to look through the 117 page document (we're guessing not many), you might have caught a few interesting peaks into GM's future, including the first photo of the production Cadillac CTS Coupe. Prior to this, we've only been able to speculate on the final form from the various spy photos we've seen and the concept unveiled last year. The document also gives a few other details, including that production will start in 2010 and that at least one powertrain combination will be the 3.6L V6 mated to a six-speed automatic.

Along with the CTS Coupe, the Viability Plan provides a look at GM's medium and long term plans. According to the document, a dry, dual-clutch transmission, a new range of four-cylinder gas engines, and additional extended range vehicles such as the Opel Ampera and Cadillac Converj are in the works for 2012, while a fuel cell and third generation hybrid system are planned for 2015. More details can be found on page 22 of the GM Viability Plan.

[Source: GM]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Very purdy...

      A non-hatchback version could be interesting though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Brent, Great term, "fastback". usage of that word instead of coupe or hatchback is what really seperates the 2 door from a 4 door and makes the 4 door look and seem like grandpa's car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This isn't a hatchback.... it's a fastback coupe w/ a very short deck.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They would really need a coupe to go against all the other brands, but that version looks like a hatchback to me. I hope thats not there only design plan.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't forget CTS wagon: 2009
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would be interested to see what it looked like with a kink in the C-pillar.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why'd they have to make the back so obnoxiously long? looks like a disappointment-looking rear, like the new E-Class Mercedes Coupe. ='( Why Cadillac? Why?
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is the american taste countryman
      • 5 Years Ago
      like all the time, I get use to the concept form that when I see it in production version I loose a bit of interest. oh well, this is a great design none the less.
      • 5 Years Ago
      QUESTION:

      Is GM also getting money from other governments? I see that Opel was mentioned and I thought I read that the Swedes were being asked for money as well.

      If this is true how much is the entire amount GM is collecting from various sources?

      Also, is GM now subject to the $500,000 top pay rule?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Objection, relevance?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Sean 3:11AM (2/18/2009)

        Objection, relevance? "

        OBJECTION: That's what I am trying to decide. Do I have one.

        RELEVANCE: I pay taxes which may lead to an objection.

        POINT: Either answer my questions or step aside.

        As the hooker said to the slut, "shut your hole honey, mine's making money."
        • 5 Years Ago
        @the vegas style guy
        As the hooker said to the slut, "shut your hole honey, mine's making money."

        HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

        That's priceless!!!!!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Count me as one looking forward to a new lineup of high mileage four bangers fitted with a low-pressure turbo on some stylish, quality compact cars. I still think the 2000-2004.5 VW Jetta 1.8T is a great recipe for an everyday, fun-to-drive car...I'm hoping for some new ideas using this philosophy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wait. your viability plan rests around building a limited application low volume luxury coupe?

      god help you americans.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That luxury coupe is built on an existing sedan, so engineering costs are low; and luxury coupes are PROFITABLE. Or do you think BMW and Mercedes sell their luxury coupes at a loss?

        Anybody who thinks the turnaround plan needs to consist of nothing but econoboxes needs their head examined.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The coupe is sweet.

      Also, seriously? GM's building a dual-clutch gearbox? Awesome. Here's hoping it finds its way into the..uh..everything. GM's Hydramatic autos have long had a reputation for reliability, but the days of the old-school slushbox are numbered, and have been ever since BMW's SMG and Audi's DSG hit the scene. If Ford can put a dual-clutch in a Focus (which they will be in a year or two) GM should be able to do the same in anything they make. If these designs can take 500+ horsepower (in Lambos and Ferraris) they could probably even work in a heavy-duty pickup.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it isn't the horsepower that breaks them. it is the torque; which could explain why the nissan GTR has been grenading its dual-clutch transmission when the launch control dumps the odd-numbered-gear-clutch at peak-torque...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn thats a sweet coupe
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