Chevrolet will get a vehicle based on the rear-wheel drive Alpha platform. Earlier reports indicated that Pontiac not Chevrolet would get an Alpha-based car. The Alpha architecture will also underpin a future Cadillac, slated to slot below the CTS.
GM needed a volume car for the Alpha program to make fiscal sense, with a Chevy sedan apparently being the best option. No time frame was given for production.
GM is hoping to pull from its Lambda program which underpins four crossovers: the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and upcoming Chevrolet Traverse in order to successfully differentiate the Chevy model from the Cadillac.
According to Motor Trend, GM is also considering moving the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky from their current Kappa platform to Alpha in 2013. GM could not find a way to stretch the Kappa platform to underpin a rear-drive sedan, but could shorten the Alpha platform to work in a two-seat sports car.