LeftLane News: Cadillac DT7 Flagship Sedan To Be Based On FWD Platform.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:09 PM
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:21 PM
Better to just cancel the whole DT7 program than to execute it this way.
If the top-drawer Cadillac is the CTS for a while, so be it. At least it is a world-class product and a legitimate contender.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:38 PM
But, a large FWD/AWD Cadillac could be competitive with Lincoln, since the MKS is FWD/AWD.
Edited by moltar, 26 February 2009 - 10:40 PM.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:43 PM
Honestly, why the hell go through all the trouble of building the brand back up, just to flush it back down the toilet? I mean, teh CTS has highhandedly brought the brand respectability, and the right to be called The Standard of the World. Imagine what a 2nd car equally good would do? BUt no....GM is fucking retarded, and thinks that FWD is what luxury buyers want. Ask Acura how RL sales have been doing.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:44 PM
1) any lux car must be sold AWD going forward and so why bother with anything RWD bias if more of their cars are to be FWD to start with
2) they feel regulations going forward on emissions and mpg can only be met with lighter duty platforms
3) they feel they can get adequate performance for the customer with suspension and steering tuning to manage the engine placement and weight distribution
to me this means not a lot of the DT7 will be FWD if they want to be taken seriously.
For me, I can never afford this car anyways. But honestly, why can GM sustain one rear bias platform?
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:45 PM
Edited by cire, 26 February 2009 - 10:52 PM.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:46 PM
truth is i would drive this if it were priced same as saab and available here. i like the 9-3 although a little extra leg room would be nice.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:49 PM
you could have read my mind with that entire post.
here is where they are going
mercedes / bmw > cadillac > acura > vw
although it troubles me a bit since audis new platforms are no longer heavy front bias. although i think audi is trying too hard to go up market too.
perhaps the world ahead will be all new. maybe rwd platforms will come close to extinction before our eyes in the next decade.
rest assured too, cadillac is trying for volume here. people, this economic crash means people won't be spending as much on luxury cars anytime soon. the luxury segment may drop down in transaction price and perhaps cadillac is only viable competing in a higher volume / lower price segment now.
so why would we need buick then? Just asking. I still wonder why Pontiac has to go.
Edited by regfootball, 26 February 2009 - 10:52 PM.
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