Cadillac CT Coupe Concept going into production in 2009
GM surprised us with the CT Coupe Concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show but left us hanging if Cadillac will ever get a CTS Coupe in its lineup. Well, now according to a report by Inside Line GM will be putting the CT Coupe Concept into production within the next 18 months.
Even though Ed Welburn, GM’s vice president of Global Design, told reporters at the press conference that “this vehicle really wasn’t supposed to exist,” the car has been a part of GM’s product plans since the middle of 2006. The car is under development under the code-name GMX226 and will be rolling down the assembly line at GM’s Lansing Grand River plant in June of 2009. Hitting dealerships as a 2010 model year, the Cadillac CTS Coupe will have an annual production of 15,000 to 20,000 units.
The production model won’t be too far off from the concept we saw at Detroit, but will be a little toned down to meet production standards. Engine spec wise the Cadillac CT Coupe Concept was designed to accommodate a range of engines including Cadillac”s popular 3.6L Direct Injection V6 and the new 2.9L turbo-diesel currently in development.
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Source: Inside Line
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