Jump to content
Washington DC Message Boards

2010 General Motors Product Guide for the United States


Recommended Posts

General Motors begins its new chapter with the introduction of six all-new 2010 models that combine leading-edge design, technology, engineering excellence and quality, backed by the most comprehensive customer care package in the industry.


Representing GM’s four core brands, new cars and crossovers launching for 2010 include the Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan; the Cadillac SRX crossover and Cadillac CTS SportWagon; the Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe and Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV; and the GMC Terrain compact SUV. In addition, Chevrolet’s iconic nameplate, Corvette, adds the Grand Sport, one of the most recognized names from Corvette’s illustrious racing heritage.


“Our new 2010 model year vehicles are world-class, and they underscore our commitment to put our customers first in all that we do,” said Mark LaNeve, GM North America vice president, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. “Add services that no other automaker offers – such as OnStar and expert Goodwrench service – and we provide the most complete ownership experience in the industry.”


Technology leadership


From advanced, fuel-saving engines and transmissions to features that warn drivers of blind spots and help them see around curves in nighttime driving, GM’s 2010 vehicles feature a wide range of technologies. New features by OnStar guide first responders to emergency scenes with exact latitude and longitude location data, and Injury Severity Prediction data that helps responders determine what level of care and transport is required.


Direct injection engine technology delivers EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 32 mpg in the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain – a 33 percent increase over the previous-generation models. GM engineers expect that fuel economy to lead the compact crossover market segment. Every new 2010 launch vehicle offers this fuel-saving engine technology.


Four strong brands


GM is using a court-supervised process to quickly launch a new, highly competitive company consisting of four strong, core brands – Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC comprising 34 nameplates – a global footprint and industry-leading expertise and technology.


Here’s a deeper look at GM’s new-for-2010 lineup:




LaCrosse: The all-new, 2010 Buick LaCrosse continues a Buick brand renaissance begun by the Enclave luxury crossover. The LaCrosse is a completely redesigned luxury sedan that offers a sculpted exterior and luxurious cabin; advanced, intelligent personal technologies and safety features; and a choice of two fuel-saving, direct injected V-6 engines.


The 2010 LaCrosse is offered in three models: CX, CXL and CXS. A choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available.


Other 2010 Buick models: Enclave and Lucerne.




GM’s luxury brand launches two vehicles for 2010 – the SRX crossover and the CTS Sport Wagon – that add new dimensions to the luxury marketplace, while featuring Cadillac’s signatures of dramatic design and technology.


SRX: The completely new SRX crossover enters one of the luxury market’s largest and strongest segments, offering a more dynamic alternative.


With a dramatic design inside and out, the new SRX brings more emotion to the previously conservative luxury crossover category, which now accounts for nearly a quarter of the total luxury market in the United States. A new, 3.0L direct injected V-6 engine is standard, and a new, 2.8L turbocharged V-6 is optional. Both employ advanced technology that helps produce strong performance that is typical of larger-displacement engines, but with greater fuel economy and lower emissions.


An advanced all-wheel-drive system created for the new SRX transfers torque front-to-back and also laterally on the rear axle for superior traction and control on slippery surfaces, and responsive handling on dry pavement.


CTS Sport Wagon: The CTS Sport Wagon is also new for 2010, expanding the CTS lineup with a cutting-edge design and much more space and utility than its sedan counterpart.


The CTS Sport Wagon is Cadillac’s first-ever North American wagon. It is a progressive take on the classic wagon body style that delivers significant functionality and fuel efficiency, including up to an estimated 28 mpg highway. Essentially the same size as the acclaimed CTS sport sedan on the outside, it nearly doubles cargo carrying capacity, with 25 cubic feet (720 liters) of space behind the rear seats and 53.4 cubic feet (1,523 liters) with the rear seat folded.


Other 2010 Cadillac models: CTS and CTS-V, DTS, STS, Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT.




Camaro: The new Chevrolet Camaro returns after a seven-year hiatus, and is better than ever. The Camaro’s combination of efficient performance blends with dramatic, heritage-inspired design and great refinement in a distinctive package that exemplifies Chevrolet’s commitment to great looking, fuel-efficient cars for all customers.


Camaro’s advanced 3.6L, direct injected V-6 delivers performance and efficiency, with 304 horsepower (227 kW) and EPA-rated 29 mpg in highway driving in LT and LS models. For those lured by the intoxication of small-block V-8 power, the performance-oriented Camaro SS offers a pair of 6.2L V-8s – including one with Active Fuel Management that helps improve fuel economy by shutting down four cylinders during certain light-load driving conditions.


Equinox: New for 2010, Equinox blends distinctive design and outstanding roominess with class-leading efficiency. Chevrolet expects nearly two-thirds of customers will choose the efficient 2.4L engine – standard on all models – that delivers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway.


The new Equinox draws its exterior design inspiration from the Chevrolet Malibu sedan and Traverse crossover; and like those vehicles, the new Equinox complements its styling with attention to detail and unexpected features. It is available in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with available all-wheeldrive. Both the new, 2.4L engine and an available 3.0L V-6 feature fuel-saving direct injection and variable valve timing technology, as well as fuel-saving six-speed transmissions.


Equinox retains its popular MultiFlex rear seat design, allowing the seat to be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches (203 mm), for the best rear legroom in its class. With the 60/40-split-back rear seat moved all the way forward, the cargo area offers 31.4 cubic feet (889 liters) of storage.


Corvette Grand Sport: Grand Sport is one of the most storied monikers in Corvette’s illustrious racing heritage. For 2010, it once again becomes part of the Corvette’s lineup, available in coupe and convertible models.


Replacing the previous Z51 package, the new Grand Sport brings a greater degree of handling performance, with wider wheels and tires; wider fenders; distinctive exterior styling cues; revised shock, stabilizer bar and spring specifications; and specific gearing. Grand Sport coupe models equipped with the manual transmission are uniquely outfitted for race track competition, too, with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery.


Other Chevrolet models: Aveo, Cobalt, Malibu, Impala, Corvette, Corvette Z06, Corvette ZR1, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, Express.




Terrain: The all-new GMC Terrain crossover SUV offers outstanding fuel economy along with the capability, engineering excellence and refinement that have defined GMC for more than a century. It joins a diverse lineup filled with technologically advanced hybrids, efficient utilities and trucks designed to tackle any worksite task.


A new, 2.4L four-cylinder engine that features direct injection delivers the Terrain’s expected best-in-segment, EPA-rated highway fuel economy of 32 mpg (FWD models). Maximum fuel economy is achieved in part with an “ECO” mode that is activated via a console-mounted button. When engaged, it lowers the torque converter lockup speed to help save fuel on models equipped with the 2.4L engine.


A 3.0L DOHC direct injected V-6 engine is also available. Both engines are mated to efficiency-enhancing, six-speed automatic transmissions, and offer a refined, confident driving experience. The 2010 Terrain is offered in SLE and SLT trim levels, featuring standard and available content such as a rear-vision camera, programmable power rear liftgate, Bluetooth connectivity, MultiFlex sliding rear seat, remote vehicle start and OnStar.


Other GMC models: Acadia, Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra.


A greener GM


Besides fuel-saving technologies such as direct injected engines and six-speed transmissions, GM is using other advanced technologies to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.


For 2010, GM offers seven models with exclusive, fuel-saving 2-Mode hybrid technology, including the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and Escalade Platinum Hybrid; the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid SUV and Silverado Hybrid pickup; and the GMC Yukon Hybrid, Yukon Denali Hybrid and Sierra Hybrid pickup.


GM also offers 13 models with E85 FlexFuel capability, joining the more than 2 million GM FlexFuel vehicles already on the road. E85 is a renewable, domestically produced biofuel that helps reduce petroleum consumption.


GM also is marching aggressively toward the late-2010 launch of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, powered by GM’s exclusive Voltec propulsion technology. For trips of up to 40 miles, the Volt is powered by electricity from the grid and stored in its lithium-ion battery pack. Beyond 40 miles, a small engine-generator creates additional electricity to extend the range of the Volt several hundred additional miles until the driver can plug-in to recharge the battery. GM is ramping up its in-house advanced battery development, which is at the heart of the Voltec system.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

53.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity is Huge for the Caddy crossover, but the entire scenario still strikes me as GM having too many models overall; I know cutting more jobs at GM is a grim prospect at best, but I knew Pontiac was done for in 1999 when GM gave the ax to Eli Ransom Oldsmobile's line.

Godspeed and good luck to "The General."


On a side note, my grandmother had a GM REFRIGERATOR purchased who knows when but it was still running strong in the 1980's. The thing was a beast.


Anyone know any history of the diversified products GM used to manufacture?


Post up if you would!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...