GM Gives the Cadillac Converj Plug-In Hybrid the Green Light for 2013

Remember how GM killed plans to build the Cadillac Converj Concept? Well it’s being reported that those plans are back on. The Cadillac Converj Concept was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show and was based on the same Voltec powertrain as the Chevy Volt. Shortly after it was unveiled, it was reported that GM had given the Cadillac hybrid the green light. Unfortunately it didn’t take that much longer after that for GM to officially kill those production plans. Now two years later a GM source claims that the Cadillac Converj is back in GM’s product plans.

According to an inside source at GM, the Converj was recently approved for production. The Converj is expected to launch in 2013 as a 2014 model. It will get a “Generation 1.5 Voltec” powertrain, and will most likely get a three-letter name like the rest of the Cadillac lineup. The 1.5 Voltec powertrain is an updated version of the powertrain currently in the Chevy Volt, but not the next-generation powertrain that will go into production in 2015.

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