We hate to beat a dead horse (really, it’s just cruel), but we are about to mention Cadillac’s plans for a flagship yet again . We can’t help it. The company plans to unveil a new flagship model and a compact car, but again , there’s no official launch date for them. That being said, we do know that the future flagship model was previewed by the XTS Platinum concept, so we might be able to get an idea by checking that out. Of course, we’ve already done that before so let’s just move on.
Before we get to see the flagship model, we’ll be able to check out some other Cadillac goodies in store for us. First we’ll be able to see the new ATS model set to debut sometime in 2013 or 2014. It will be based on the new RWD Alpha platform and will be offered as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. They might also come out with a convertible version, but that’s not concrete yet. The Cadillac ATS will be powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine, with a four cylinder engine being a possibility.
As for the models already in the line-up, Cadillac has big changes for them too. The CTS will be moved to the new RWD Alpha platform and will get a redesign in 2014. Bad news for both the DTS and STS though, as they will both be discontinued in 2011 and 2010, respectively.
In 2012, Cadillac will bring the XTS . It will be a larger and more luxurious sedan than the CTS and will be built on the same platform as the Buick LaCrosse . At launch it will get a 3.0-liter V-6, but a twin-turbocharged V-6 is also a possibility.
As for the new flagship sedan, it will be aimed at models like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Audi A8 , and the BMW 7-series . Those automakers shouldn’t be too worried though; the most recent date circulating ’round the rumor-mill for the Cadillac flagship is 2014.