Report: GM's Predictable Future Plans are Predictable, But We Look at 'Em Anyway

By Jacob Brown | July 22, 2013
Excited as we may be at the prospect of driving the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Camaro Z/28, Cadillac ATS-V, and even the heavily refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Malibu to see if it's any good, we're not anticipating that GM has much in the way of surprises left for buyers over the next two years. Automotive News just released a report showing what all is going to come from the General through 2015, at least for the U.S. Some of it is pure speculation; there has been no confirmation of a diesel-powered Cadillac ATS for our market yet. Some of it is pretty obvious, like the 2015 Buick Anthem midsize crossover, which has already been seen in the open going through evaluations. Most of it is pretty run of the mill. Redesigns. Refreshes. Perhaps an all-new rear-wheel-drive sub-Camaro model, which we really don't think is going to happen. There's no reason for it, especially considering that it only takes $24,000 to get into one now. So what's hot for 2014 and beyond? The Chevrolet SS sedan, Cadillac ELR, new large SUVs, the Chevrolet Colorado, and the GMC Canyon. So far, there's no indication of a high-performance Chevrolet Sonic, more powerful Buick Encore, or a return of a Chevrolet El Camino based on the Holden Commodore Ute from Australia, but at least we can dream, can't we?
Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)