Cadillac ATS, Next-Gen CTS To Get Greenwashed With New Hybrid System

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Jim Hall, of 2953 Analytics in suburban Detroit, expects GM's next-generation hybrid system to be offered on the rear-drive sub-CTS Cadillac ATS expected to go on sale next year as well as the next-generation CTS, scheduled for 2012. Why? [AutoNews]

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Why do we have a problem with this?

To start with, they will still be offering standard, honest-to-jeebus gasoline engines for those of us who don't want the weight and complexity of a hybrid. My guess is they will also offer another CTS-V. I'd also be very surprised if they don't offer a manual, too.

All of this is good.

And if getting that good means throwing a hybrid system in it for the greenies, who gives a damn? It just means that they will sell more of them to eco-weenies who want to be coddled in luxury, and maybe, just maybe, they'll make enough of a contribution to GMs CAFE to justify the CTS-V.

Anyway you look at this, kids, this is all a bunch of win. For everybody. Everybody gets what they want here, and everybody gets to be happy.

So, why the negative tone about it?