GM Puts Cadillac CTS Coupe, New Buick LaCrosse On Ice

gm puts cadillac cts coupe new buick lacrosse on ice

Deep Throat predicts, Reuters reports. Following our main man’s heads-up that GM’s lackluster products are in the firing line, the news agency reports that GM’s delaying “the unveiling of a new Buick LaCrosse model that it had planned to show at the Los Angeles auto show in November in part to reduce costs.” Also not showing-up: the Cadillac CTS coupe. While GM spinmeister Scott Fosgard says the two cars will make the scene at the Detroit auto show, I take that to mean “when Hell freezes over.” I mean, assuming GM will have a [last] stand at the LA Auto Show, how does NOT showing two cars save them money? In other words, bye-bye Buick (though product starvation) and who the Hell would buy a CTS coupe anyway?

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  • Whatdoiknow1 Whatdoiknow1 on Oct 24, 2008

    CTS coupe v. Camaro Correct me if I am wrong but are not the CTS and Camaro based off of the same platform? The CTS coupe represents the future while the Camaro is the past, needless to say we all know which car GM is going to bet its last remaining dollars on! Irony, over the last 5 to 6 years we have watched Nissan so the world just how much interest there is in a "classy" reasonable priced coupe. G35/37 is a personal car that appeals to just about ALL DEMOGRAPHICS. That is why Nissan is able to sell so many of these things. Whether it be a doctor or drug dealer the G coupe appear to be very popular. It is a beautiful car yet it does scream " I WANT ATTENTION" like the new Camaro will. I just do not get it! I will never even consider a Camaro, BUT in today's economic and social climate IF I were still willing to spend money and floss I would give a great deal of thought to an American made CTS coupe, considering how good the CTS sedan is I am such the coupe would have been just the competition that the G37 needs today. Once again: GM "the largest car company inthe world" NEEDS volume to survive yet they are concentrating their resources on niche products like the Camaro that are actually quite polarizing, a truly love it or hate affair. I know 3 current owners of G35s, these folks also like Escalades and other Caddys but will NEVER drive a Camaro based on image alone. IT IN NO WAY MATTERS IF THE CAMARO COST LESS! Is it any wonder why GM cant sell "Suger Honey Ice Tea" on the east or west coasts of this country? The car that appeal to "us" urban folks is the CTS NOT the Camaro. Chysler proved with 300c and Charger that with the right product folks will buy USA. The CTS should have been a Regal of Riveria, should have hit the market a year ago, and I am sure you would have seen some traffic in those Buick showrooms consisting of people under the age of 65.

  • Billc83 Billc83 on Oct 24, 2008

    @whatdoIknow1 - You will NEVER see traffic in a Buick showroom consisting of people under the age of 65! Unless they're looking at a Pontiac; that brand builds excitement! Right? j/k, of course :) Sadly, of the Buick/Pontiac/GMC triumvirate, GMC is the most clearly defined brand, right now. Which is truly sad.

  • Jybt Jybt on Oct 24, 2008

    The Camaro is based off the G8.

  • Jerome10 Jerome10 on Oct 24, 2008

    Following up on the post about the G8.....to me, another nail in the coffin that Pontiac/Buick/GMC are as good as dead. Either through GM actually doing something with them or they know bankruptcy is a high probability and they're gonna get axed anyway. I really hope the CTS coupe shows up though. I'd LOVE to have one of those if I had the scratch.

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