Here is some interesting tidbit we found on the next-generation of General Motors’ performance vehicles that the Detroit automaker would prefer hadn’t gone public. During a presentation to the Automotive Press Association on global platforms Thursday afternoon, Grant Thornton LLP’s director James Ricci outlined GM’s rear-wheel-drive model plans.
Ricci said that GM’s Alpha platform will replace the Sigma platform under the Cadillac CTS sedan in 2013 and will also find its way under the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro due out in 2014 as a 2015 model. He said that GM would discontinue the Cadillac CTS Coupe and CTS Sport Wagon at that time.
The Alpha platform will also underpin Cadillac’s 3-Series rival, internally known as the ATS. The model will be slotted below the CTS in price. GM is already working on a coupe prototype of the ATS and rumor has it that there will possibly be a wagon version in the works as well.
The Cadillac ATS is due out in 2014, same time as the next Chevrolet Camaro.
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- By: Kap Shah