Scratch that: GM denies Cadillac Converj getting approved for production

Yesterday, Motor Trend released a report stating that General Motors has given the Cadillac Converj the go-ahead for production for 2011 as a 2012 model year. Today, the folks at Inside Line decided to contact General Motors asking them if the report held any weight.

“There is no change to the status of Converj,” Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told Inside Line today. “It is a concept “” a proposal “” and it’s being reviewed, and the review is not completed.”

While we’re deeply saddened by Caldwell’s comments, we think that it’s the right decision on GM’s part since a pricey, luxury plug-in hybrid is the last thing the struggling automaker needs as it survives on the taxpayers money.

The Cadillac Converj Concept made its debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. It carries GM’s new Voltec-system along with 4-cylinder engine that helps it produce 161-hp. That allows the Converj to travel 40 miles on battery power alone with a top speed of 100 mph.

2009 Cadillac Converj Concept:

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line