GM Has Plans To Expand Compact Car Lineup

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay
GM may decide to expand its compact car segment with a coupe version of the 2012 Verano sedan that will launch this fall.
The Verano coupe has not been given the green light, though it would be an Opel Astra GTC with Buick style accents. Issues regarding the Verano coupe include how to insert a Buick-style waterfall grille in the place of the GTC’s vertically short grille. Buick would have to build the vehicle at the Orion Township plant, to make it profitable in the long term.

There may also be plans to build a Cruze coupe in 2013, and it would compete against the Honda Civic, Kia Forte Koup and Scion tC. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback was unveiled at the Geneva auto show last March and will arrive stateside soon. The current model will not be sold in the U.S, but the Cruze hatch will arrive with the next-gen Cruze. GM has also officially announced the sale of a diesel-powered Cruze in the U.S in the 2013.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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