Though Holden’s future manufacturing prospects down under are in jeopardy, the brand will carry on, and, as a new report suggests, thanks to Cadillac. The current ATS and CTS sedans and coupes are pure, unadulterated evidence that Holdens would feel look out of place with a ‘Murican chassis. The Commodore sports sedan may still use the Chevy SS platform and vice versa.
Cadillac’s Chief Marketing Officer, Uwe Ellinghaus denied this, but also said that platform sharing is optimal and the most profitable way of doing things down the road. When asked, in an interview with CarAdvice if the Cadillac-Holden-Chevrolet platform sharing plan would be considered, he said “I do not know, I cannot comment.”
These messages are hazy at best, but, by default, it would seem unusual and costly for GM to develop an entirely new chassis for a vehicle with very similar dynamics.
-By: Sawyer Sutton