GM, as we all know, is in a spot of bother, so at Detroit it chose to gloss over that by being all stereotypically American and getting 500 of its staff to wave banners and cheer lots at its press conference. It really didn't need to indulge in such cheesy gimmicks, however, because the Caddy Converj is a quite pleasant thing.
Utilising the electric drivetrain found in the Chevy Volt, the Converj is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor, backed up by a four-pot petrol engine - which is not connected to the wheels at all, but rather drives a generator that then sends power to the motor or batteries. The electric-only range is 40-miles, but the potential range is claimed to be well over 600-miles on a tank of fuel.
The Converj has a top speed of 100mph, but more importantly has 273lb.ft of torque, making this one quick and clean coupé.