As General Motors plunged into bankruptcy last year, plans for a sporty rear-drive Chevrolet sedan that had enthusiasts licking their chops were put on the back burner.
Now Motor Trend reports in its November issue that the project -- characterized as something akin to a four-door Camaro -- has been revived.
In addition, the magazine says, a low-volume rwd sedan priced at about $130,000 is in the works for Cadillac. That car would attempt to put Caddy in the same league as the Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-series sedans.
Both GM vehicles would be introduced by mid-decade. They would be developed on the company's next-generation rwd Zeta platform that Motor Trend says would be significantly re-engineered, using high-strength steel to reduce weight.
The Cadillac's styling is expected to be dramatic -- an effort to draw attention to the brand in China and Europe. The car may get a few styling cues from the over-the-top Cadillac Sixteen concept, which got a lot of attention when it was shown in 2003.