Platform changes affect future Camaro & CTS

The current generation Chevrolet Camaro could get a bit smaller in 2015 when it is bolted to the same Alpha platform being developed for the smaller Cadillac ATS, according to a leak reported by Motor Trend magazine.

The new Alpha platform is cheaper to build and lighter weight making it more suitable for the Camaro.? The new size Camaro should be closer to the size of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, or about 182-inches long.

The Alpha platform size is smaller and more ?international?.? It will become the basis for a full range of smaller ATS models including a sedan, coupe, wagon and convertible.

The good news is the Alpha platform will likely find its way under a number of low-volume rear drive General Motors offerings.

The article also says the CTS will use an enlarged version of the Alpha platform and will grow a little.? In the process, however, the Cadillac CTS Coupe and Wagon will both be dropped after the 2013 model year. ?It is possible the CTS Coupe will return ?closer in size and purpose to the BMW 6 Series.?

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