While GM is trying to come up with $15 billion dollars to increase its liquidity, it has no plans to stop introducing new models in segments where it matters. Of the seven new models planned, the Chevrolet Cruze and the Cadillac CTS variants are being seen as the most important.
The seven models include the upcoming Cadillac CTS coupe and wagon, Cadillac SRX, Buick Invicta, Saab 9-4X, the redesigned Chevrolet Equinox and the global-compact Chevrolet Cruze. And while the Buick Invicta may be a beautiful looking sedan and the SRX and 9-4X will be much anticipated compact SUVs, the Cruze and the CTS coupe are seen as the saviors of this group.
The Chevrolet Cruze is obviously critical since it will flaunt its fuel-economy. Not to mention it’ll be a ‘world car’ that GM plans on selling in very profitable markets. Most importantly, the Chevrolet Cruze is expected to be the answer to whether or not GM can build a solid and quality compact car.
The Cadillac CTS Coupe will give GM more ground to compete with the BMW 3-Series Coupe and the Infiniti G37. Cadillac is considered the only brand where GM can sell models at a high-price with high margins – which is very important due to the slowdown of the pickups and SUVs.
Cadillac CT Coupe Concept :