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CADILLAC TO PHASE OUT ALLANTE PRODUCTION IN 1993

 DETROIT, Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- Cadillac Motor Car Division has announced it will discontinue production of the low-volume two-seat Allante roadster at the end of the 1993 model year. The Allante was introduced in 1986. Difficult market conditions and the need to reduce costs while concentrating on core volume products led to the decision, John O. Grettenberger, Cadillac general manager and General Motors vice president said.
 "The Allante has been an outstanding vehicle for Cadillac," said Grettenberger. "For the past seven years it has been Cadillac's technology testbed, spawning innovations in suspension, body and powertrain systems."
 Technological innovations introduced on the Allante have been transferred to other Cadillac models. The Northstar System, consisting of the world's most powerful front-wheel-drive engine, a specially designed four-speed electronic transmission, road-sensing suspension, speed-sensitive steering and full-speed traction control were first introduced on the Allante in April of 1992. The Northstar System strongly contributed to the Seville Touring Sedan and Eldorado Touring Coupe as world-class prestige luxury competitors which are among the finest performing and handling passenger cars available.
 Allante's contributions to Cadillac will continue into the future. The technical sophistication introduced in the Allante established and solidified Cadillac's ability to market lead technology vehicles. Cadillac will continue to advance leading-edge vehicle technology with Seville and Eldorado models fulfilling the role of Allante.
 The international style of the Allante was conceived by the renowned Pininfarina design house of Turin, Italy. Pininfarina currently builds the Allante body, which is mated to the Cadillac-engineered chassis at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center.
 Cadillac will honor current and future orders for Northstar System- equipped Allantes throughout the 1993 model year. The current production rate is 13 per day. The 62 employes currently assembling Allantes at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center are expected to move to other positions when the plant adds a second shift next summer, becoming the exclusive assembly plant for Cadillac front-wheel-drive vehicles.
 A special communication will be initiated with Allante owners assuring them of continued warranty and service from Cadillac.
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 ~CONTACT: Vince Muniga of Cadillac, 313-554-5070~
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