2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox. Click image to enlarge
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2011 Chevrolet Spark. Click image to enlarge
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Cadillac Converj concept. Click image to enlarge
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Detroit, Michigan – General Motors opened the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a “road rally” of 17 new and upcoming cars and crossovers, including four global premieres, that it said underscores its ongoing commitment to emotionally compelling design, leading fuel efficiency and advanced technology. The world premieres were the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 2010 Buick Allure (LaCrosse) and Cadillac Converj concept.

Chevrolet also announced that it will produce and bring to the U.S. the seven-seat Orlando multi-purpose vehicle, previously shown as a concept vehicle, and the fuel-efficient four-door Spark mini car, the production version of the Chevrolet Beat concept. The production version of the Spark will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March, with sales scheduled to begin in early 2010 in  Europe, followed by other global regions. The Orlando will go on sale in the U.S. in 2011, with more details on its global plans to be announced in the near future.

The Cadillac Converj concept is built on GM’s Voltec electric propulsion system, introduced in the Volt, which the company said propels Cadillac’s acclaimed design into the future of luxury driving.

“In many ways, today marks a new beginning for General Motors, as we dramatically accelerate and expand the restructuring that we’ve been driving in North America, and around the globe, for the past several years,” said GM chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. “Buried in all the financial news of recent months is that we’ve made tremendous progress in recent years in making cars and trucks that consumers really want to buy.  At the same time, we’re committed to leading the industry on the most important issues we face over the next generation: the development of alternative-fuel propulsion.”

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