North America president Mark Reuss told Automotive News last week that he wants a car that can appeal to younger drivers.
“A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive — we know that rings a bell,” he said “That’d be a huge win for us if we had that.”
Reuss, who isn’t shy about his passion for performance vehicles, said such a car isn’t being developed yet. Regardless, GM hinted that the project is more than a passing fantasy by unveiling its 130R concept during the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
Should something similar be built, it would be exactly the sort of car Reuss is talking about targeting the Japanese sports car twins with. But it won’t look like the 130R if the brand decides to run with a low-cost, lightweight sports car.
Reuss says the design is already dated. In fact, it wouldn’t even run on the Alpha platform underpinning the Cadillac ATS. Instead, he said it would be built built on a platform that is “really scalable and efficient.”
[Source: Automotive News]
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