GM CEO Dan Akerson

In a recent interview with Detroit News, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson discussed the future product line of the Detroit automaker. Here are some interesting highlights.

  • Next year, GM will unveil a bifuel engine for commercial trucks that will run on compressed natural gas or gasoline.
  • Next summer, GM will launch two new Cadillacs: the XTS the ATS. “They’re not going to blow the doors off,” he said, “but they will be very competitive.”
  • Chevrolet “is going to be a killer brand,” for the global market, but said Cadillac “isn’t ready” for that role yet, and won’t be for 12 to 24 months.
  • Speaking about Lincoln: ”They are trying like hell to resurrect Lincoln. Well, I might as well tell you, you might as well sprinkle holy water. It’s over.”
  • …wait what?

We’re wondering what Alan Mulally is thinking right now. In the mean time, let us know what you think about Akerson’s statement by casting your vote in the poll below.

- By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News


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  • Robert Dollar Van Dell

    Check him into a convalescent home. Ford is doubling down on it’s Lincoln brand which is one of the main reasons they shut down the Mercury brand. They want to concentrate their focus. When was the last time you saw a change in a Cadillac? They’ve been pretty much the same car for each model since 1998. That’s 13 years!

  • Anonymous

    “Well, I might as well tell you, you might as well sprinkle holy water. It’s over.”
    that’s rough

  • Anonymous

    Same car for each model for 13 years? that’s not true 

  • Anonymous

    Same car for each model for 13 years? that’s not true 

  • rembink

    fuck you DAN AKERSON — We will make sure you lose everything you piece of shit

  • rembink

    fuck you DAN AKERSON — We will make sure you lose everything you piece of shit

  • Coop795

    compressed natural gas is a joke. they have tried and failed before, they need to go to liquid propane and that would be a hit.

  • Fred

    … and so much the same as for Cadillac.  GM has come back from the death… and has retained the same old bean counter and lackluster product design DNA.   The running of a luxury line (within GM) requires much more than a nameplate and borrowing (still) from existing platforms.  So much opportunity and so little impact.