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I have spent some time looking for a list of the upcoming GM products (2012, 2013, 2014, etc), but have found nothing on the web. I know they have changed a fair amount in the past year and was hoping to find a comprehensive list of what is next. There are many pre-bankruptcy and a few 2009 post bankruptcy, but none within the past 3 months.

Does anybody know where to find one?

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I have spent some time looking for a list of the upcoming GM products (2012, 2013, 2014, etc), but have found nothing on the web. I know they have changed a fair amount in the past year and was hoping to find a comprehensive list of what is next. There are many pre-bankruptcy and a few 2009 post bankruptcy, but none within the past 3 months.

Does anybody know where to find one?

I'm not sure there really is one... even at GM. Even half paying attention here, the only thing that seems to be coming down the pipeline is the ATS, XTS and '12 Malibu.

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I'm not sure there really is one... even at GM. Even half paying attention here, the only thing that seems to be coming down the pipeline is the ATS, XTS and '12 Malibu.

What seems plausible in the next few years are, based on rumors I've seen here and elsewhere:

Chevy:

'12 Malibu

'11 Aveo

Spark ('11 or '12 for US, I've read)

Cruze variations?

new Corvette

new Impala in '13-'20?

Buick:

compact sedan (Excelle or other name)

compact CUV (Encore?)

Regal variations (wagon? hatchback? coupe?)

GMC:

Granite

Cadillac:

ATS (sedan, coupe, etc?)

XTS

large CUV (Lambda) as NG Escalade or to suppliment Escalade?

(haven't heard any approx timeframe for an NG CTS, wonder when it will get an MCE)

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

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He wasn't looking for 2011, that's why I left the Aveo and Granite out (I thought the Granite was going to be a 2011). Problem is, I think he's looking for some more substantial than rumor.

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What's the link to Ted's site again?

Anyway, this is what it's shaping up to look like. Models in black and in bold are upcoming models. Models in blue and bold are models that have been rumored/hinted at. Models in red and bold have been canceled. Model year of introduction is italicized in each. Notes about each model are to the right of each model name.

These lists will be updated as needed.

CHEVROLET:

  • 2012 Chevrolet Spark (Replaces current Aveo)
  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo (Replaces Cobalt)
  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Stepping stone from Aveo to Malibu, hatchback not confirmed for U.S. although people are demanding the car find its way here; other variants pending)
  • 2012 Chevrolet Malibu (All-new, replaces current car)
  • 2013 Chevrolet Impala (Rides on Epsilon 2 LWB)
  • 2012/13 Chevrolet Caprice (Police version confirmed, civilian version rumored)
  • 2011/12 Chevrolet Camaro (Marks the return of the Z/28 with a MCE of a new interior and revised exterior details; Alpha F6 model debuts around the 2013 to 2015 timeframe)
  • 201X Chevrolet Colorado (The global Chevrolet small truck has been rumored to be headed here; will no longer be mid-sized and will probably return to a more S-10 like approach)
  • 2012 Chevrolet Orlando (Canceled for the U.S., will still be introduced for Canada)
  • Other rumors: C7 Corvette shows face for 2012 or 2013, Traverse replaces Tahoe but keeps the Tahoe name, the Silverado and Suburban are revised on the C3XX platform that replaces GMT-900, Avalanche dies after current-gen

GMC:

  • 2012 GMC Granite (based on concept car, spiritual successor to HHR and chosen in favor over the Orlando and to help GMC's CAFE scores)
  • 201X GMC Canyon (Fate unknown, could get version of global Chevy truck or be replaced with something car-based)
  • Other rumors: Acadia replaces Yukon, Yukon XL is renamed Yukon, Sierra/Yukon are revised on the C3XX platform

BUICK:

  • 2012/13 Buick Verano (Opel Astra-based sedan, 3-door and 5-door versions may be coming but have not been confirmed)
  • 2011 Buick Regal (Has already hit lots; wagon version rumored, GS performance model coming sometime within the upcoming months)
  • 2012/13 Buick Encore (The long-rumored "baby Enclave" will be Delta based)
  • 201X Buick Alpha (Rumored as hear-say; would be a halo and image car for Buick if confirmed)
  • Other rumors: Enclave receives a redo around 2013, Lacrosse may gain a GS version

CADILLAC:

  • 2013 Cadillac ATS (Cadilac 3er fighter on rwd Alpha platform)
  • 2012 Cadillac XTS (Replaces DTS, will probably be the last fat-ass, cushy Cadillac)
  • Other rumors: Escalade migrates to the Lambda platform with the other large, short-wheelbase SUVs; ESV carries on while the EXT dies with the Avalanche; ZTS hi-lux, rwd sedan based on a more premium-focused Zeta platform shows face in the future

That should have you covered.

Edited by whiteknight

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That's the way things seem to be shaping up.

I forgot the Volt, though. Then again, if you haven't heard about that car, you've obviously been living under a rock with your head buried in the sand and your fingers in your ears.

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That's the way things seem to be shaping up.

I forgot the Volt, though. Then again, if you haven't heard about that car, you've obviously been living under a rock with your head buried in the sand and your fingers in your ears.

Ah, I forgot it also...the Volt's been talked about so long it seems like old news now...

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I can't imagine why the Avalanche and EXT would need to die. They are massively profitable vehicles even at lower volumes. They take no development dollars over what is being spent on the full size SUVs... the mid-gate hasn't changed since introduction in 2002.

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What about the Camaro convertible?

I also have to point out that the Granite going to GMC has nothing to do with GMC's CAFE numbers...as there is no such thing.

CAFE is Corporate Average Fuel Economy... It doesn't matter which brand the Granite gets placed in, it still helps the numbers for all of GM's average across any brand.

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I can't imagine why the Avalanche and EXT would need to die. They are massively profitable vehicles even at lower volumes. They take no development dollars over what is being spent on the full size SUVs... the mid-gate hasn't changed since introduction in 2002.

Maybe to help boost the CAFE ratings? Kill some of the big beasties...

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What about the Camaro convertible?

Forgot about that little bit of info.

I also have to point out that the Granite going to GMC has nothing to do with GMC's CAFE numbers...as there is no such thing.

That's just one of those hiccups where the slightest letter (and punctuation if that's applicable) can change the meaning of an entire sentence. I originally meant to say "help GM's CAFE ratings" but somehow wound up with what you read. I think I originally started to type something else, got distracted, then resumed typing and didn't catch myself.

I can't imagine why the Avalanche and EXT would need to die. They are massively profitable vehicles even at lower volumes. They take no development dollars over what is being spent on the full size SUVs... the mid-gate hasn't changed since introduction in 2002.

Maybe to help boost the CAFE ratings? Kill some of the big beasties...

Bingo.

At least, that's what I've remembered reading anyway.

There's a chance the Avalanche may very well live on. But I would almost bet on the indications that GM will off that particular pair of trucks after the life cycle of the current-gen models ends. Going further, I think they would be citing CAFE reasons and overlap with the crew-cab Silverado/Sierra, should this come to reality.

Edited by whiteknight

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