Detroit 2009: Cadillac Converj: Caddy coupe with Volt innards

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From Autoblog:

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http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/11/detroit-2009-cadillac-converj-w-video/

Cadillac just took the wraps off a new concept based on the Chevy Volt's "Voltec" drivetrain (that's a new moniker, by the way). The angular coupe is called the Converj and it is drop-dead gorgeous. With styling that is instantly recognizable as Cadillac, Bob Lutz told us at the press conference that the car was designed to be aesthetically pleasing on its own. It's just a great shape that holds great promise. Lutz and Co. referred to the Converj as the "CADILLAC OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES" and even if that sounds trite, it could well bring Cadillac back to the top of the luxury car heap, with a solid foundation of SRX and CTS below it.

Like the Chevrolet Volt, GM says the Converj will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity alone, and it will have a small helper motor to help drivers avoid "range anxiety." That's the term for the fear of running out of charge when you're still miles away from your final destination. As Lutz pointed out, you can't run down to the gas station for a 5-gallon can of electricity. There's a lengthy press release after the jump with plenty of stats. All we can say is that we'd love to hear that that the Converj is going into production tomorrow, but the reality of GM's current financial situation probably means they won't be able to make any firm commitments for awhile. Hit the jump to view video of the live unveiling.





 

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Tail lights look goofy, but the rest is nice. And the interior is :bowdown:
 

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Looking at this again, it looks like the short, bloated cousin of the Cien concept.
 

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I think it looks pretty cool. The stitching looks a bit out of place in ther interior...maybe they should change the color of the thread to black so that way it doesn't pop out too much.
 

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I dont see them making this. There is too much at stake for the Volt already. The Volt needs sales number to be extremely high in order to make it into something else.

I think they should just work on putting the "Voltec" into the CTS as a hybrid. Because that what the volt is really.
 

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