• Aug 10, 2009
Tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM EST, General Motor's President and CEO, Fritz Henderson, will be hosting a webcast to update the public and the media on the automaker's turnaround efforts, during which Henderson is expected to make a new product announcement.

But ahead of tomorrow's shindig, GM is apparently hosting another event involving some of its PR team, around 100 members of the public and a few social media junkies. Tied to their smartphones, some of the attendees have revealed GM's new product plans and here are the tender Twitter morsels:
  • GM unveiled a new Cadillac concept dubbed the ATS, a compact BMW 3 Series fighter that will be available in both coupe and sedan forms.
  • The Cadillac DTS' replacement – currently named the XTS – will be built atop the Buick LaCrosse's underpinnings and will be available with all-wheel drive.
  • The CTS Coupe is due to arrive this May, and there's still talk of a V version (duh). Apparently GM has a working CTS-V SportWagon on premises and it could arrive as early as next year.
  • New Chevrolet Malibu unveiled, but it supposedly won't reach production until 2012.
  • All-new midsize Buick model coming within the next 24 months.
We'll keep our eye out as more information becomes available, and if you didn't need a reminder, all of this should be taken with the appropriate amount of NaCl until we get official word from GM. Details about GM's webcast available below the fold.

[Source: Twitter]



PRESS RELEASE

GM President and CEO Fritz Henderson to Provide Update on 'New GM'

DETROIT - General Motors President and CEO Fritz Henderson will conduct a public webcast on Tuesday, August 11, to update consumers and media about the 'New GM' and its product, brand and customer-outreach strategies. Mr. Henderson is also expected to make a product announcement during this time.

Webcast:

The webcast will run from 8:00 until 8:45 a.m. EDT

A link to the webcast is on the GM Media Website, http://media.gm.com

The webcast direct address is: http://gmtv.feedroom.com/?fr_story=FRdamp359196

The webcast will be available for replay at the same address beginning at 12:00 noon EDT on August 11.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes USA USA USA USA !!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      CTS-V Sportswagon = relentless buckets of win.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's one of those "glad it's on the market" cars that won't won't sell and will be discontinued after three years, I love it, but it's true.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Lucas

        RIP G8
        Kumail
        • 5 Years Ago
        And another awesome episode of Top Gear.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The priapism quote made my day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        CTS-V Sportwagon in black = my dream car.

        Priapism.

        Total Priapism.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "relentless buckets of win"

        That just made my day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Kucas, @ Phooky

        RIP Pontiac GTO, G8
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally agree, mercedes or bimmer would NEVER think of selling a FWD flagship! Adding AWD is a joke. Lincoln tried that and look at them, a overpriced mercury!

      Should we start saving now for the next round of bailout money in what, 5, 10 years???


      Caddy has to be equal to a BMW or Mercedes or you can forget it. Selling FWD rebadged buicks isn't going to get it done either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You obviously don't read very well. The XTS will NOT be the Cadillac flagship.

        XTS will merely be a car that allows Cadillac to keep its "geriatric clientele", the ones who want Cadillac style, and doesn't give a crap about RWD.

        Geriatric = Baby Boomers = Group of folks with the most money in America.
        • 5 Years Ago
        not every model in a lineup has to be sporty
      • 5 Years Ago
      Buick Riviera CONFIRMED
      G8 Back on Table as Chevy

      WOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm trying to make sense of the TweetLeak prior to tomorrow's presser. I'm still foggy as to how all of this pertain to the teaser ads talking about "230" with a smiling three-prong outlet?

      If all of this is true, then perhaps a few questions needs to be addressed.

      - Why does Cadillac need a FWD, Epsilon II-based sedan? It certainly needs a rear-drive sub-CTS model, a CTS coupe produced in limited numbers and CTS-V variants in the wagon and the coupe. If you ask me, the STS should be positioned for the DTS consumer. That way, you sell more of them!

      - Why a new Malibu? On which platform? How about a return of the Hybrid? Oh, and what about the Impala? Heck, what about the Holden Commodore/Chevrolet Lumina/Pontiac G8?

      - This so-called mid-size Buick, I'm assuming it's the Insignia/Regal currently in China? If you call that the Regal, then wipe the LaCrosse/Allure name from the newly introduced car with something that is unoffensive in the USA and Canada? Oh, and what about the Lucerne?

      So many questions...I hope GM answers them tomorrow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Remember the last time GM made a "3-series fighter"?

      It was called the Catera. Yeah, that worked out GREAT!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't feed the trolls.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Poor Brian, he doesn't know that once-laughable automobile companies have made better vehicles since the 1980s. It's ok buddy, we'll help you understand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        From Wikipedia:

        "In an attempt to appeal to younger buyers, Cadillac launched the compact Cimarron in 1982. The Cimarron shared the J platform with the Chevrolet Cavalier, Buick Skyhawk, Oldsmobile Firenza, Pontiac J2000, Holden Camira, Isuzu Aska, and Opel Ascona, and was expected by GM leadership to rival the BMW 3-series in sales performanc"

        If the Catera, a small RWD "sports" sedan, brought over from Opel, was not meant to compete against the Germans, who were they trying for, exactly?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh yeah.... why don't you show us the advertising that said those were pitted against BMW. Do you even know what they are?? This may help, they're cars not buzz words...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or how 'bout the Cimarron? Wasn't that supposed to be a "3-series fighter", too?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish I could have the ATS as my first car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is bloody exciting! The XTS is said to be one of Ed Welburn's favorite designs of all time... This should be good
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see it. I'm wishing GM the best.
      • 5 Years Ago
      New malibu?? Sweet! If they can improve on that already great car, I'll be very impressed
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please let the "ATS" be RWD...
      Please let the "ATS" be RWD...
      Please let the "ATS" be RWD...
        • 5 Years Ago
        WOW, this ATS stuff has me unbelievably excited. Especially with MadeinDetroit's comment added to it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I work for GM (engineer) and was able to attend a sneak peek of all of these products and the upcoming products including the "ATS" , "XTS and Malibu are unbelievable and should put the world on notice that GM will not go quietly into the night. As for the ATS, yes the correct wheels are doing the driving!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I am really looking forward to seeing these vehicles. Though some of this is really old news. I even tipped Autoblog about a month ago about the XTS. It has been widely reported here in Canada since it is supposed to be built in Oshawa.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ MadeinDetroit
        Will it be available with the proper amount of pedals as well? Three being the correct answer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My fingers are crossed, too. I want communicative steering as well, please.

        Here's hoping GM gives me good reason to buy American rather than German.
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