Cadillac considering production Converj as 4-door coupe

MotorTrend.com is running a story that GM executives are considering production alternatives for the Converj concept.

The Converj, as you no doubt remember, was a 2-door concept based on the same technology beneath the Chevy Volt. However, we still hold that the Converj is much more likely a styling preview of the Alpha-chassis, sub-CTS model that is expected in a couple years, much like the Provoq concept was a thinly veiled version of the new SRX.

Apparently, Bob Lutz has promised that a production car based on the Converj would be as close to the styling of the concept as the Chevy Camaro is to its concept – i.e. not much visible change at all.

As part of the decision, GM must also decide if a 2-door is a good bet in the market or if a 4-door coupe with the same shape. We wouldn’t mind seeing both.

Expect a production car to be a 2012 or 2013 model, and likely to be rear-drive and 4-cylinder and v-6 powered.

MotorTrend.com: Cadillac Converj – 2 doors or 4?

  • enzodually

    I really hope it’s rear drive. These rumors of the Alpha platform on hold scare me. Let’s hope it’s on hold only to help secure the fed loans. I wonder if a bunch of moronic congressmen alone could kill Alpha being that its a performance biased RWD platform?

  • Loveldos

    Make it a Coupe! I hate this “four door Coupe” oxymoron popularized by the M-B CLS Series! The Converj looked gorgeous, as displayed at NAIAS, and that’s what a Cadillac should evoke–passionate styling leadership! Build it ASAP!

  • enzodually

    I agree. Start with a real pillarless coupe and then do a four door.