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During a Web-chat held on General Motors' FastLane blog, GM's former product head and newly appointed Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz, sat down with the unwashed throngs to take questions and a deliver a few tender morsels to the product obsessed.

Chief among them was Lutz' confirmation that a Cadillac CTS-V coupe is on the way. "As of now," Lutz told the assembled Netizens, "the V package is planned only for the sedan and coupe." As for more CTS-V models – specifically a Sport Wagon variant – Lutz said, "... should sufficient demand materialize, there is no reason why we couldn't do a V-Series wagon, and I would be standing in line for one, just ahead of you." That doesn't sound encouraging, but at least it's on the table.

Lutz also discussed the possibility of the Pontiac G8 being branded as the Caprice and said, "...we're studying the feasibility of bringing it in as a Caprice for both law enforcement and the public."

Lutz when on to address questions about GM's green image, alternative fuels and powertrains, some of his controversial statements from the past and his affection for Jeremy Clarkson. You can read it all here, and hope these chats become a regular occurrence from GM execs.



[Source: GM FastLane]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      What is it with Cadillac sticking shinny chrome plasic all over in their interiors. Make them look like some cheap 80's furniture. Really detracts from the rest of the interior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now, I personally like the M3 more (I am buying one here soon!)... it's definitely a more connected driving experience, but having driven both, you really just cannot compare the sheer speed this CTS-V will carry you through the corners and in a straight-line. Fantastic car, but it looks loads better as a sedan. I'm a big fan of hatchbacks, as I drive a MINI (don't flame!), but seeing the sedan CTS-V driving about town makes me drool. I love the sharp lines and creases it has, very American, but the coupe just looks... JDM.

      Not that JDM is a bad thing, it just isn't Cadillac.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Bob Lutz, sat down with the unwashed throngs"

      Sorry, but at first glance this read: Bob Lutz, sat down with the unwashed THONGS.

      I like Mr. Lutz, but come on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So this model won't be called the ETC-V after the Eldorado Touring Coupes of the '90s?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a terrible drawing of it, it looked better before.

      A sport wagon would be awesomo. A hatchback is sh!t.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I badly want to like that design...

      and for the most part, I do... but wow, is it tall above the rear wheels. That visual height, and the angles really make the car look like a heavy block of metal.

      And if it is anything like the 2 ton sedan, it is a heavy block of metal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it be called the CTC-V than?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thank you! Someone remembered that these letters are not arbitrary. CTS = Catera Touring Sedan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      curious to see what the production version will look like
      • 5 Years Ago
      A CTS-V wagon would make me forget about the M3 rather quickly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        against a m3 is quite unfair, I'd say a CTS-V wagon vs. a BMW M5 wagon or an Audi RS6 Avant... that would be nice... I'd go for the Audi in that case.
      • 5 Years Ago
      More proof real car guys want uber wagons! I now really love Bob becuase he wants a CTSV wagon! I want a M5 touring, but close enough!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If this had a blue and white propeller on it we'd be able to discuss how ugly this really is.
        • 5 Years Ago
        jg - this is seen as good looking because it IS good looking. The badge is of little relevance here. Speaking of badges, the BMW logo is not a propeller. It's derived from the Bavarian flag.
        • 5 Years Ago
        To Protzenegger:

        Actually, it a bit of both...

        "The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel allegedly portrays the movement of an airplane propeller, to signify the white blades cutting through the blue sky - an interpretation that BMW adopted for convenience in 1929, twelve years after the roundel was created."

        But, the blue and white colours were chosen because of the Bavarian flag.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Feeling defensive?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not in the least. I think a lot of what BMW puts out is awful looking (the 5 has eyebrows!). I just hate that this will be seen as good looking for no reason except that it's American made.
        • 5 Years Ago
        this thing looks horrible and the 4 door is even worse. Americans really have weird taste.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad. The only version I would be interested in is the wagon.
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