According to Bob Lutz, General Motor President, the Cadillac Converj concept will be produced in series since the end of 2013 on Volt’s platform.
Only one year later after reveal Converj concept, at the same Detroit showroom, Cadillac had officially announced they will make a series version of the coupe displayed in 2009. The announcement was made by Bob Lutz, GM president, who said they will make a series coupe.
Nevertheless, the debut date was not revealed, but the model is waited to launch on streets by the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. The decision to built a premium coupe on Volt’s platform, are strengthens GM intentions to broad the range of cars with an lower impact upon the environment, thing more and more wanted by the American buyers.
Volt’s hybrid system, called Voltec, offers an autonomy of 65 km in electric mode, this number could be extended with the entry into operation of a conventional engine, which in Converj’s case would be more generous.
Consequently, GM staff say the future coupe will prove GM’s capacity to improve Voltec’s value system. Taking into consideration that the concept revealed last year at Detroit develops 370 Nm and can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h, it’s likely that the series version to improve these performances.
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