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Future Product Guide: GM - AutomotiveNews

it's that time of year again = Future Product Guide(s) from AutomotiveNews
tho the layout/software they're using does NOT agree with my antique puter...

GM's future product challenge
AutoNews: Future Product Guide

July 20, 2014

General Motors’ product cadence has officially escaped the post-bankruptcy doldrums.
Now the challenge is to keep it humming.

You’ll get a sense of GM’s strategy and prospects by reading the first installment of Automotive News’ annual future product series in this week’s Automotive News.
We’ll tell you what you can expect from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC through 2018.

It’s all part of a rollout that should see an average of 26 percent of GM’s lineup replaced over the next two model years, according to John Murphy, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst. That compares with an industry average of 21 percent.

If that doesn’t seem like much of an edge, consider this: In 2012 and 2013, GM’s replacement rate was 9 percent -- half the industry average.

And whatever advantage GM holds, it may be short-lived. Murphy’s forecast has GM slipping behind the industry average after the 2016 model year.

So check out our July 21 print and digital editions. You can also stay updated on GM’s and its rivals’ product plans year-round by bookmarking our Future Product Pipeline at autonews.com/futureproduct

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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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That ATS coupe just looks weird from the end of the drivers door back..

Maybe it's the giant red break light that looks like it fell down. Or the back side window that should not angle up but flow with the lines of the deck lid. The back window should also be larger/longer.

Then it's the very heavy horizontal cut line at the rear, that then takes a dive toward the front of the car.

It seems clear that Max Wolfe was there to design the sedan, but GM was on their own with the coupe.

Example....Clean lines and aligned proportions......#1 seller.

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That ATS coupe just looks weird from the end of the drivers door back..
Thats just a render of what someone with very little taste thinks may be a future ATC coupe refresh. Whomever it is has great photoshopping skills but poor design skills!
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Thats just a render of what someone with very little taste thinks may be a future ATC coupe refresh. Whomever it is has great photoshopping skills but poor design skills!
That is pretty rude of you, attacking someone else's hard work and style.

I think it looks fine, BTW.

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That is pretty rude of you, attacking someone else's hard work and style.

I think it looks fine, BTW.
Amazing, the usual sarcastic remarks minus the personal insults.
I bet it was killing you to not include the insults.

Or,
I see you edited your post, so perhaps you simply wised up.


You really make this to easy.
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Or,
I see you edited your post, so perhaps you simply wised up.


You really make this to easy.

Except he didn't Edit his post.



You really make this so easy.
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Except he didn't Edit his post.



You really make this so easy.
I read the original, he either edited it almost immediately in which case it won't show as edited or he deleted the original and reposted. Thanks for playing.
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I read the original, he either edited it almost immediately in which case it won't show as edited or he deleted the original and reposted. Thanks for playing.


Meh.....no visual indication it was edited so I'm gonna go with "He didnt"
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Meh.....no visual indication it was edited so I'm gonna go with "He didnt"
Meh, no visual indication you're hugging his balls but we know better.
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Meh.....no visual indication it was edited so I'm gonna go with "He didnt"
AoN,
let him throw a fit on that one for a while. It is amusing.

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