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GM's self-described "product renaissance," by which the company expects to pull out of a sales nosedive, includes a raft of crossover vehicles that will span its entire pricing spectrum. At the top end are the Cadillac BRX and its "Born from Jets" cousin, the Saab 9-4X. As Edmunds Inside Line reports, the cars planed for production in 2008, with a possible Buick version coming a year later. The crossovers, which GM says will use a "long-wheelbase variant of the Theta platform" (Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent) and will cost in the $35,000-$45,000 range. The Saab version replaces the Tribeca-based Saabru 9-6X that was dropped with GM's sale of its Scoobie snack to Toyota, and the Cadillac would be fitted in beneath the SRX, becoming the World's Cheapest Caddy. The cool kids are calling them CUVs, and the world'll be lousy with them in a few years, making GM again the largest car company in the world (bar none) or the worst bettor since that time we tried baccarat in Atlantic City.

Cadillac, Saab Crossovers Coming in 2008 [Edmunds]

Cadillac, Saab to Get New Sport Wagons [internal]