No Plans For New Corvette-Based Cadillac

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Fans hoping General Motors will utilize its seventh-generation Corvette platform, debuting in the 2014 Corvette Stingray, in other models will be disappointed to learn that there are no plans for such a move. The information comes directly from the Corvette’s chief engineer, Tadge Juechter.

“This is a Corvette, it’s optimized for the Corvette market,” Juechter told Fox News. “There’s no intent to offer any other nameplate, aside from the Corvette.”

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] previously sold a Cadillac convertible, the XLR, based on Corvette running gear, but based on Jeuchter’s comments it looks like there won’t be a repeat.

That doesn’t mean a sporty Cadillac two-door is completely out of the question. Next year Cadillac is expected to launch an ATS Coupe, and at the recent 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the brand showed off a large luxury coupe concept dubbed the Elmiraj that if built could serve as a successor for the XLR in the $100k-and-up price range.

For more Corvette news, don’t forget to read our first drive report on the 2014 Corvette Stingray and watch our video wrap-up.


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