Cadillac prepares new RWD flagship sedan

It’s not the first time you hear about a flagship RWD sedan coming from Cadillac. However, you might have believed that the hard times, that seem to have settled in permanently for some, would have made GM have second thoughts on a new project. Apparently, this is not the case. In a recent interview, Ed Whitacre said that he had instructed the brand to build a true, full-size flagship above both the CTS and the upcoming XTS .

However, Cadillac has not made a final decision on the future car. It was supposed to be built on the Zeta platform (same as the Camaro ), but he said this was heavy and dated, so it’s more likely that we will see the new sedan built on a stretched version of the CTS’s Sigma platform.

Cadillac is also working on a new ATS model based on a shortened Sigma platform called Alpha that will compete with models like the BMW 3-Series .


6 comments:

hmm. They will be making a car that based from the Camaro? It sounds so unusual.. I really don’t know what to think about this production but I don’ t like it.

Ok, um, I thought the XTS was supposed to be the DTS/STS replacement. Hence the large size of it.

Er, some Alfas are available with four-wheel drive, so its lineup isn’t FWD-only. I don’t know whether the change is good, but the 166 is really old by any standards.

Fortunately, this is irrelevant, because in a recent interview with Ed Whitaker said that the company expects from him a true full-size sedan, which will become the flagship of a new line of cars.

I think it’s time to dump Art & Science entirely. It’s starting to look old & rote. This would be the perfect car to use as a vehicle for a new design language.

Nice car for a very precise business man. It looks elegant and classy. IMO this is a good choice for those high profile politics.

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