Cadillac Flagship Sedan Gets Green Light, Reports Say
Automotive News and others say range-topping rear-wheel-drive sedan will arrive around 2015.
The new range-topper, which will sit above the XTS, will be built on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform slated for 2015, according to the publication. Not only that, but the popular CTS midsize sedan will be redesigned in an ongoing attempt to compete with the likes of the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series. That "longer, sleeker" iteration -- those descriptions according to Automotive News -- should arrive in the middle of next year as a 2014 model, built on the new Alpha platform (which also underpins the the upcoming ATS, the first model to use the chassis). Expected among the available engines for the redesigned CTS are a turbocharged 2.0-liter and a 3.6-cylinder V6. A new coupe variant is expected to follow, though a refreshed wagon version is not, and we are sad about that.
A coupe version for the ATS, too, is expected in 2014, when we may also see a high-performance "V" variant. A diesel mill is expected for the ATS in Europe, though not necessarily in the U.S., while a wagon variant is on the table for Europe (and perhaps the U.S., though less likely) in about five years' time should the ATS prove popular on the Continent.
As for the flagship sedan, built on a platform referred to as "Omega," a 3.6-liter V6 and V8 option are expected, along with an 8-speed transmission and the option for all-wheel drive. Some styling cues from the Ciel concept (pictured above) first shown at Pebble Beach in 2011 should make the cut for the production version.
[Source: Automotive News.]
Who cares what GM does anymore! I have owned many cars in my life and the worst one was a 2005 Chevy Maliblu. This was the worst car I have ever owned in my life. The electric steering never was abled to be fixed they changed the steering collumm 3x and it still manfunctioned. It out of know where pulled to one side so hard that it almost cost me to have a few accidents. The only reason I never did was because I was strong enough to be able to controll and steer back to normal.
I would NEVER EVER buy a GM car again, I would buy a Kia or a Dodge befoe I would buy another GM car. Plus they never paid back all the bail out money back and never will. You don't hear anything about that in the press anymore.....the loan was for votes for obama for the union members so they didn't loose everything. The company should of gone bankrupt.
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