Cadillac coupe concept with Volt-like drivetrain coming to Detroit

Besides showing the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2010 Cadillac SRX and the 2010 Buick LaCrosse – GM’s presence at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show will be very green and one that shows off the company’s upcoming fuel-efficient lineup. Of course all these product changes come as GM, which will receive a total of $13.4 billion in federal loans, revamps its brands to become more competitive with Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda.

It was confirmed yesterday that GM will show the production version of the Chevrolet Beat this weekend in Detroit. Along with the Beat and the Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, GM will also show a two-door Cadillac coupe concept that runs on the same electric drive system as the Chevy Volt.

Much like the Volt, the Cadillac two-door coupe will also run about 40 miles on battery power alone before a small engine kicks in to provide additional mileage.

Insiders have told BusinessWeek that the Caddy is just a concept car for now but it will show that GM plans to go beyond just offering compact Chevrolet models. Sources say that the car will be much smaller than the CTS and will be more aggressive looking like the CTS-Coupe.

We’ll get more details later this weekend – so stay tuned.

Source: BusinessWeek