GM CEO Dan Akerson takes a shot at Ford’s Lincoln brand (w/ Poll)

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