Archive for July, 2008
In a move to get average fuel economy up across the board, GM is considering some interesting powertrain combos.
The one of interest to us here at tCE is the rumored consideration of the 2.0l Direct Injection, Turbo 4-cylinder engine in the CTS.
This engine puts out a stout 260hp in the Saturn Sky Redline, Pontiac Solstice GXP, and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS.
The advantage is that, even with power equivalent to the current, non-DI 3.6l V-6, you could expect significantly better mileage.
So, your thoughts? Would you even consider a turbo 4-cylinder CTS?
In the set of pictures of upcoming GM models, we have already seen the new SRX.
Now, take a gander at the un-disguised beauty that is the CTS Wagon…
Damn sexy for a station wagon.
Update: GM released a clearer picture of the 2010 SRX – replaced the blurry version fron Jalopnik.
GM, a company that is seeing the many changes in the US and world market that are hurting its profitability, took the chance on Tuesday to show off that they are far from out of competition.
On the Cadillac front, the new CTS Coupe and Wagon were announced – the wagon for spring 2009, the coupe for summer 2009.
In addition, the new Theta Premium based crossover – which had been called everything from the BRX, the BTX, and most recently the SRX – was actually shown on screen with the confirmed name of SRX. We should expect it in the first half of 2009.
It appears that the next 12 months are going to be pretty exciting for all of us as the new CTS models and the SRX join the soon-to-be-released CTS-V.
Update: We’re back!
The forums, as many of you have no doubt noticed, are currently down.
I am working with the site hosting company to fix the database errors and get the forums back up.