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Cadillac CTS Coupe launch to be delayed until summer 2010

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0800

One of Cadillac's most anticipated models is being delayed one year.

The 2010 CTS coupe had been scheduled to go into production this summer. Instead, the car will go into production during the summer of 2010.

"We made a few changes to the overall portfolio," said Joanne Krell, a GM spokeswoman. "Obviously we are in a challenging economic time, and one of the changes is to move the coupe back a year. Instead of coming out this summer, it will come out next summer."

The CTS coupe concept was one of the most talked-about models at the 2008 Detroit auto show. AutoWeek named it best concept at the show.

Selected journalists were shown the 2010 CTS coupe last August at a private party held in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California.

At that time, the car was scheduled to debut in November at the Los Angeles auto show. In early November that plan was canceled, and the car's debut was postponed indefinitely.

The CTS coupe had been part of a three-product blitz scheduled for Cadillac this year.

The 2010 CTS wagon remains on schedule for spring sales, as does the redesigned 2010 SRX crossover this summer.

Krell said GM doesn't know whether the CTS coupe will be a 2010 or 2011 model.

By Rick Kranz- Automotive News