Monday, January 12, 2009

Oooooh look, it's my next car!

Don't count Detroit out yet folks.  They might be reeling but the clearly aren't out of ideas.  On Sunday, Cadillac introduced the Converj Concept, which took styling cues from previous concepts like the Sixteen and the Cien and added them to the Voltec powertrain system from the Chevrolet Volt.  For those of you who haven't heard, the plug in hybrid Voltec system goes beyond merely being a hybrid like the Prius where the engine kicks in to power the wheels above 10 mph or so.  The engine in the Voltec system only kicks in after 40 miles or so when the battery is losing it's charge, and then only to recharge that battery as a safety net.  Someone like me who has a 20 mile roundtrip commute would simply come home at night and plug it in.  The brilliance of the Converj is that all this eco-greenitude is wrapped in sheet metal that's so red-carpet sexy and an interior so throw-down luxe Fiddy could write a song about it.

Lexus HS250H, consider this sand kicked in your face.

Mr. Lutz, build this right now.

Photos: GM

1 comment:

Flora said...

I can haz one pleez? :-D