According to a report from the regularly reliable folks at GMInsideNews.com, General Motors is holding off on bringing its Alpha platform to market. This is highly disappointing as the Alpha is a mid-sized rear-wheel drive platform that was expected to be the basis of an upcoming 3 Series fighter from Cadillac – much needed considering the CTS has grown to 5 Series proportions.
The apparent reason for the delay is, obviously, funding. The cash-strapped automaker simply doesn’t have the necessary funds to invest at the moment.
If there is any positive news out of this situation it is that the Alpha platform has not been canned but rather delayed. This may mean a genuine American-made 3 Series competitor won’t hit the market until 2014. [Source: GMInsideNews.com]