The extended range electric vehicle, introduced as a concept at the Detroit auto show in January 2009, was said to be slated for production (earlier post). However, the program was then subsequently said to be stalled.
The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. It will likely launch in 2013 as a 2014 model, though it may end up with a Cadillac-style three-letter model name. The production version will feature, says our source, “a Generation 1.5 Voltec” powertrain.
That would be an updated version of the extended-range electric powertrain from the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, possibly with better acceleration to suit the Cadillac image—but not the fully revised second-generation version that will go into production in 2015.