By on January 11, 2009

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25 Comments on “2009 (?) Converj (a.k.a. Cadivolt)...”


  • avatar
    enderw88

    Beautiful, but as aerodynamic as the Volt prototype…so guess what it will look like in production

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    seanx37

    Forget the vaporware Volt drivetrain…get that out with the 3.6 v6. Make the interior really nice, and build quality up to what a Caddy should be…and sell a ton of them.

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    golf4me

    Make this an RWD gasoline-powered chassis and they’ll have my money. Otherwise, no.

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    KalapanaBlack

    Seems the styling’s an absolute hit. I agree totally.

    However, the two-door coupe market isn’t where I’d position anything, especially during an economic downturn.

    Cadillac’s first production hybrid should be a one-upper to the big players in the form of a 400-hp DTS/STS replacement with fantastic styling and the ability to go even 20 miles without gas and get 30 or more in combined driving. I wouldn’t hurt to make it fun to drive (if possible, with the limitations necessary for fuel economy) and features-compeitive with conventional E-Class/5-Series/A6/M35/M45

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    whatsanobeen

    If GM had this design for the Caddy Volt variant, then why bother with the Volt in the first place?
    Green creds, great looks. Hell, it would sell on looks alone.
    I’ll take mine in black.

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    porschespeed

    When I first saw this, I liked it.

    Still do, but the more I stare at the pics, the more it looks derived from the G6.

    We’ll see if it ever gets built. I’d like to see it in metal.

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    KalapanaBlack

    I suppose I see a bit of G6 Coupe in the car’s overall proportions. However, I believe the resemblance is a coincidence. Keep in mind, the low-front, high-rear shape is aerodynamically efficient. I have absolutely no clue why the G6 models have such high rear ends (especially the convertible), but on this it’s mostly form following function.

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    Redwing25

    This car has a homerun design. Just one more example of the newest GM designs being segement leading entries! If GM decides to go forward with this design and does not alter it when going to production, they will sell the heck out of them !
    GM has proven this with vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu,Cadillac CTS and Lamda based crossovers like the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia,Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. These are segement leaders!

  • avatar
    mcs

    Put in a forced induction ICE, RWD, and keep the weight under 3200 lbs and I’d be really interested.

  • avatar
    Mark MacInnis

    Oh. Caddy wants to badge-engineer a version of the Eclipse now?

  • avatar
    porschespeed

    GM has proven this with vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu,Cadillac CTS and Lamda based crossovers like the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia,Buick Enclave and Saturn Outlook. These are segement leaders!

    Maybe in DET, In the rest of the world, not so much.

  • avatar
    thetopdog

    This looks great, does anybody else see a resemblance to the Gallardo?

  • avatar
    James2

    Forget the vaporware Volt drivetrain…get that out with the 3.6 v6. Make the interior really nice, and build quality up to what a Caddy should be…
    and sell a ton of them.

    Amen! This thing, done right, could be a true BMW 335i/Infiniti G37 fighter.

  • avatar
    Hank

    So much better than Lexus’ adaptation of the Prius. Very sharp. Build it, but build it just like that.

  • avatar
    ProfessorSlow

    Honestly these look great, I can’t wait to not see one on the road when they’re not produced by ex-GM. Where was this 5 years ago?

  • avatar
    Porsche986

    Umm, has GM learned nothing?

    The Cimmarron was based on the Cavalier.

    Umm, the Volt is based on the Chevrolet Cruze (still hate the name)… which makes the Caddy based on the Chevy again…

    Need I say more?

  • avatar
    PeteMoran

    CTS-style everything looks great, I have to admit.

    It makes sense to try and get some ROI on Volt “tech” via Cadillac.

  • avatar
    Greg Locock

    Before reading TTAC I’d never thought anyone took these little fantasy exercises seriously.

    I think you could do quite a funny article on the differences between the styling studies, the show car and the final production car. Once upon a time you could see a direct link, nowadays it just seems a cheap way of getting column inches (or miles in the case of the Volt).

  • avatar
    billc83

    This styling is a LOT better than the current (not sold in the states) BLS or the photos I’ve seen of the upcoming 3-Series fighter. Seriously.

  • avatar
    JeremyR

    The interior is a bit “out there,” but it could work. The exterior styling is just beautiful.

  • avatar
    phil

    Only an American company can design cars as exciting and gorgeous as this one; maybe there’s hope.

  • avatar
    npbheights

    This looks a lot like the upcoming two door Cadillac CTS. With everyone belly aching that they should make this car with a conventional drivetrain, it turns out that they are.

  • avatar
    don1967

    An electric Chevy-based Cadillac, just as the gas price bubble is slipping into the history books. It’s like the Cimarron all over again, except without the brilliant sense of timing.

    Nice looks though. It proves that GM does have some talent hidden away somewhere.

  • avatar
    Rix

    Looks like an XLR and will probably sell in about the same volume.

    Call it the Cadillac Cadaver.

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    So much better than Lexus’ adaptation of the Prius.

    Lexus adaptation of the Prius will probably be on sale in a year or so,and will look exactly like the concept. This is at least three or four years away, and won’t look like the image above at all.

    This is GM, where flashy concepts and bluster substitute for real cars and actual strategy.


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