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New GM models coming within the next six years

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Khatir Soltani
With the UAW deal that went through last week, GM had to list product commitments for their 16 U.S. plants. This breakdown reveals some interesting information about upcoming products. Here's a summary of that list:

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The Lucerne will continue on until 2010. A sedan based on the Epsilon platform will begin sometime in 2009. The Enclave will be offered until 2011 in its current form before a 2012 redesign.

The DTS will be produced until 2010, but future plans haven't been announced. The Escalade will continue in its current form until 2012, and will be redesigned for 2013. The STS and SRX continue at least until 2009. The XLR continues in its current form until 2011, and a replacement will begin in 2012. The just-redesigned CTS sedan will spawn coupe and wagon variants in 2009.

The current Cobalt coupe and sedan will carry on until 2010, and the sedan will then be revamped using the Gamma platform. The Corvette goes largely unchanged until 2011, and will be redesigned for 2012. A Chevrolet version of the Lambda crossovers (Enclave, Acadia, Outlook) should appear next year. A new crossover based on the Theta platform might replace the Equinox in 2011. The Camaro will be on sale next year as a 2009 model and will be built in Canada.

The full-size pickups and SUVs (Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe) will carry on until 2012, and their replacements will in appear for 2013. The Colorado pickup will continue through 2011. The Express will go on until 2012, when GM will re-evaluate demand for it before deciding on its future.

The electric Volt is scheduled for a 2010 introduction. A global-market Chevrolet based on the Epsilon platform (Aura, Malibu, G6) will appear in 2012. A new large four-door sedan will begin in 2010, and rumour has it that the next Impala will return to rear-wheel drive.

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