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Article confirms Cadillac VRX name?
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An article published recently in the Mexican paper Vanguardia seems to confirm the rumored Cadillac VRX nameplate. Discussing the current state and future of GM's large production facility at Ramos Arizpe, the article mentions investment by GM in a new plant on the complex for 2010 and discusses production levels for the current Saturn VUE as well as GMX166 and GMX168 vehicles that will soon begin assembly at Ramos. Those vehicles will be based on the new Theta/Epsilon architecture and be marketed under the SAAB banner as the 9-4X (168) and under Cadillac as the VRX (166). The article confirms the VRX name as opposed to the long-rumored BRX one.


http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/diario/notici..._coahuila/54887

Tendrá GM nueva planta en Coahuila
Saltillo, Coah.- El anuncio realizado ayer en Ramos Arizpe por el gobernador Humberto Moreira Valdés de que la Región Sureste de Coahuila espera la llegada de una “megainversión”, coincidió con un reporte publicado en Alemania por la revista “Auto Motor Und Sport”, informando que GM contaría con una nueva planta en Ramos Arizpe para 2010.

Por: Jesús Jiménez/ Édgar González
12-Octubre-2007
Tags relacionados: Jesús Jiménez, Édgar González
vota: | Existen 0 votos Armadora GM Foto: Archivo En su declaración, el Mandatario estatal aseguró que se trata de un proyecto que superaría a las inversiones de Freightliner, Modelo y Technocast, que generaría 3 mil nuevos empleos directos y alrededor de 8 mil indirectos, descartó se trate de Toyota, pero no quiso revelar el nombre; aseguró que existían 95 por ciento de probabilidades de concretar la inversión.

El reporte de la publicación germana indica que la nueva planta se ubicaría dentro del mismo complejo local, donde General Motors produciría la camioneta Opel Astra Sedan, un vehículo mediano del que se ensamblarían 30 mil unidades por año, “lo que supondría una fuerte inversión y que estaría próximo a anunciarse por Kevin Williams, presidente de GM en México”.

Precisamente el miércoles, y como lo documentó Vanguardia en su edición de ayer, Kevin Williams y el gobernador Moreira se reunieron el miércoles en Palacio de Gobierno, encuentro del que no se revelaron detalles a la opinión pública, pero en la cual se podría haber hablado del proyecto.

Ayer mismo, tres horas antes del anuncio del gobernador Moreira, el secretario general de la CTM en Coahuila, Tereso Medina Ramírez, había declarado a Vanguardia que venían “nuevas y buenas noticias para GM”, y textualmente dijo: “No tengo la voz autorizada para hacerlo, pero sí les puedo decir que habrá nuevas y buenas noticias, y que las va a dar quien las debe de anunciar”.

También ayer estuvieron en Ramos Arizpe algunos de los principales ejecutivos de General Motors en Estados Unidos, quienes realizaron una visita de supervisión por el Complejo Ramos Arizpe, especialmente por las ampliaciones y las nuevas instalaciones que se han construido ahí.

La revista germana también describe el Proyecto Saturn Vue 2008, de la cual Ramos Arizpe producirá 50 mil 400 unidades por año, como este medio lo ha documentado, y además confirma los proyectos “166” y “168”, correspondientes al Cadillac VR-X y del SAAB 9-4 X, que pronto empezará a ensamblar el complejo local.

El reporte también asegura que “México es uno de los países más atractivos a la inversión de la industria automotriz”, destacando su ubicación geográfica y sus bajos costos laborales. Otros reportes de la misma industria, indican que México es uno de los ocho mercados emergentes donde se concentrará casi el 60 por ciento del crecimiento de la demanda global automotriz entre 2010 y 2020. Los otros países son: China, India, Tailandia, Corea del Sur, Rusia, Polonia y Brasil.
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The jist of it... big investment at Ramos Arizpe, and confirmation of the Cadillac VR-X and SAAB 9-4 X (which I think will be assembled there?)

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quick copy/paste from babel fish:

New plant in Coahuila will have GM Forecastle, Coah. -

The announcement made yesterday in Arizpe Branches by governor Humberto Moreira Valdés of which the Southeastern Region of Coahuila waits for the arrival of a "megainversión", agreed with a report published in Germany by the magazine "Motor Car Sport Und", informing that GM would count on a new plant in Arizpe Branches for 2010.

By: Jesus Jiménez/ Édgar González 12-Octubre-2007 Tags related: Jesus Jiménez, Édgar González votes: | Existen 0 votes Shipbuilding GM Photo: File

In its declaration, the state Agent chief executive assured that it is a project which it would surpass to the investments of Freightliner, Modelo and Technocast, that would generate 3 thousand new direct uses and around 8 thousand indirect ones, discarded is Toyota, but did not want to reveal the name; it assured that 95 percents of probabilities existed of making specific the investment. The report of the Germanic publication indicates that the new plant would be located within the same local complex, where General Motors would produce the light truck Opel Astra Sedan, a medium vehicle of which 30 thousand units per year would be assembled, "which would suppose a strong investment and that he would be next to announce by Kevin Williams, president of GM in Mexico".

Indeed Wednesday, and as it documented Vanguard to it in his edition of yesterday, Kevin Williams and Moreira governor Wednesday in Palace of Government met, encounter of which details to the public opinion were not revealed, but in which it would be possible to have been spoken of the project.

Only yesterday, three hours before the announcement of governor Moreira, the Secretary General of the CTM in Coahuila, Tereso Medina the Ramirez, it had declared to Vanguard who came "the new and good news for GM", and very textually said: "I do not have the authorized voice to do it, but I can say to them that there will be the new and good news, and that it is going them to give that them must announce".

Also they were yesterday in Arizpe Branches some of the main executives of General Motors in the United States, that made a visit of supervision by the Complex Arizpe Branches, specially by the extensions and the new facilities that have been constructed there. The Germanic magazine also describes the Project Saturn Vue 2008, of which Arizpe Branches will produce 50 thousand 400 units per year, as this means have documented it, and in addition confirms the projects "166" and "168", corresponding to Cadillac VR-X and of the SAAB 9-4 Xs, that soon will begin to assemble the local complex.

The report also assures that "Mexico is one of the most attractive countries to the investment of the automotive industry", emphasizing its geographic location and its low labor costs. Other reports of the same industry, indicate that Mexico is one of the eight emergent markets where the 60 percent of the growth of the automotive global demand between 2010 and 2020 will be concentrated almost. The other countries are: China, India, Thailand, Korea South del, Russia, Poland and Brazil.

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That translation is hilarious but it gets the point across. I have no idea what the VR-X is... and I'm very ashamed.

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That translation is hilarious but it gets the point across. I have no idea what the VR-X is... and I'm very ashamed.

Isn't it just the smaller Caddy crossover (counterpart to the SAAB 9-4X) we've been hearing about?

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How likely is Buick in China to get a TE CUV? (And, therefore, possibly allow NA Buick to get one, too.)

Since Cadillac's is called VRX and Saab's is the 9-4 X, then how about for a Buick one call it GSX.

Yeah, I know.

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I hope this doesn't interfere with the "V-Series" line in the mind of the consumer.

Hopefully this will NOT be a FWD cookie cutter.

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Bad idea, it will get confused with the V-series, and drag the V-series cars down. Maybe they should not use RX, since RX is a Lexus, there is already the SRX, it will just get lost in the shuffle and people won't know what it is. VRX sounds like an 80s Japanese sports car anyways, wasn't that a Subaru already?

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I wonder if Mitsubishi will have anything to say about the name VRX?

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Bad idea, it will get confused with the V-series, and drag the V-series cars down. Maybe they should not use RX, since RX is a Lexus, there is already the SRX, it will just get lost in the shuffle and people won't know what it is. VRX sounds like an 80s Japanese sports car anyways, wasn't that a Subaru already?

The Subaru is a WRX and I believe it's still made The problem Cadillac has is with the three letter approach - there's a limited number of usable combinations.

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Wasn't there talk of a Caddy BRX crossover some time ago?

I ask because in the Spanish of most countries outside of Spain, VRX and BRX sound exactly the same.

I doubt the name too... I haven't been able to find anything else of the sort about any VRX, hyphen or none.

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What about CRX?

no.... wait.

T-RX? .... no would be confused with a dinosaur

LAX?... and then the extended wheelbase version could be the X-LAX.....

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I just wanna kno will buick be getting one of these....they do need something smaller than the enclave

Not at the moment, no.
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The car I was thinking of was the Subaru SVX, the 2 door sports car with the plastic line through the windows. It was an odd looking car, I forgot the name of it.

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How does speculation in a news report count as confirmation? A Mexican newspaper report on a German Magazine report by someone who misheard VRX for BRX? That is about as far from "confirmation" as it gets.

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Not at the moment, no.

well that just plain sucks....so theyre gonna have a lacrosse, lucerne, and enclave and thats it?? :rolleyes: other than a new lacrosse in a few years and then a replacement for the lucerne....what are they gonna have for new product????? anyone who could help would be appreciated. thanks.
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