Archive for February, 2009

posted by GM Fan on Feb 28

Robert “Maximum Bob” Lutz, the celebrated product man, says goodbye to General Motors.

Maximum Bob has been with the car company since 2001, who first served as the vice chairman for the global marketing development, and he is greatly known – when he is not aboard on fighter planes – for designing and planning the Chevy Volt concept from scratch to its early stage of conceptualization.

Maximum Bob announced that he will step down from his position and Thomas Stephens will be the one who will take the position. Stepping down from the position on General Motors is not the end of Bob’s function as the product czar, for he will continue to give his opinion to the company with regards to product-related issues from April up to the end of this year. General Motors said that he will retire for good at the end of 2009.

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posted by GM Fan on Feb 5

One of the most anticipated cars this summer is not rolling out of the assembly line. GM is delaying the release of Cadillac’s CTS Coupe until Summer of 2010.

GM executives cite the bad economic climate which influenced them to review their overall strategy. Moving the production schedule of the CTS coupe a year later is part of their new plans.

The CTS coupe was one of the cars that made the media circle and car enthusiast buzzing during the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. It was recognized by press circles and websites as the best concept car in the show.

The CTS coupe was shown in a private gathering to journalists on a per invitation basis last August of 2008 during a party held in line with the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance held in California.

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