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

Source: WOT


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  • JohnBryansFontaine

    If this is true, then it is a shame. The about-to-be-produced Cadillac CTS Coupe appears to be one of the best looking cars anywhere and to end its production after two or three years from now, seems a complete waste. Just as with the Solstice Coupe, anytime GM comes out with a fantastic looking car, they end its production.

  • GMfan87

    CTS-V coupe = collector car

    i better start saving….

  • Bartley Collerd

    yeh i don't believe this for 2 seconds..

    the ATS coupe and CTS coupe would be substanially different in size and market. GM is just going to discontinue a large coupe just because they sell smaller coupe?

  • Pat

    I really hope this isn't true. cts coupe and cts-v coupe are sick cars… and the sport wagon i think should do well as well

  • reznick

    “He said that GM would discontinue the Cadillac CTS Coupe and CTS Sport Wagon at that time.”
    They keywords being ” at that time” not “for good”. The doesn't mean the coupe or wagon won't eventually show up on the next platform .