GM Considering New Models, Including Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback for US

By Matthew Askari | November 11, 2013
After an aggressive series of product launches, GM is now looking at holes in its brands' lineups. According to a new report from Forbes, GM President Mark Reuss is considering several models that would compete against domestic competition, including intriguing cars such as a Chevrolet Cruze hatchback. The Chevrolet Cruze has been a huge success for Chevrolet, only outdone by the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in compact car sales. Domestic hatchbacks like the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta have shown that American automakers can have success with the Euro-inspired styling, too.
Other models GM is mulling over include a "black hole" truck to slot between heavy and medium duty, along the lines of the Ford F350. For Buick, Reuss says a "much more beautiful Panamera" flagship is planned, referring to Porsche's successful model. While we wouldn't bet against Reuss on that one, we haven't seen anything worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Porsche from Buick, which is still creating a new identity. Then again, we have seen some spectacular concepts from Cadillac, and we'd assume these designers could move around under the GM umbrella.
And speaking of Cadillac, 2014 is shaping up to be a busy year, with a new 2015 Escalade SUV set to launch, coupe and performance versions of the Cadillac ATS, and an extended range plug-in Cadillac ELR. Cadillac also just accepted our sister brand Motor Trend's Car of the Year award, for the 2014 Cadillac CTS. Source: Forbes