Rumor: GM shelves the Kappa II platform

The effects of high gas-prices, an uncertain economy and poor financial situation continue to hurt GM. GM Inside News is reporting that the Kappa II rear-wheel-drive program has been axed from the company’s product plans.

GMI says that the decision to cut Kappa II was rather easy for GM since cars like the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, which use the platform, were causing GM to lose $10,000 per unit. Not to mention that the Kappa architecture is hydroformed, a very costly method of production, and are mostly hand built.

This could most certainly mean that cars like the Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky and Opel GT are over with. And that would mean your Saturn Sky or Solstice could become a very sought after vehicle.


Source: GM Iniside News