GM working on RWD baby Caddy
GM is working on a new small RWD model that will be positioned below the CTS sedan. Plans for a baby Cadillac were confirmed after the UAW published a summary of its tentative labor contract with GM.
The new model will be based on the Alpha architecture. A less costly Alpha variant may go to Pontiac, a brand that GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz wants to revitalize with a new lineup of affordable RWD cars.
Alpha will be for Cadillac’s entry-level model. According to a knowledgeable source, it will be aimed at the near-luxury segment once occupied by the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class, when those nameplates were smaller and cheaper.
GM has also plans for a CTS Coupe and wagon version in 2009, a rwd sedan, expected in 2011, to replace the front-drive DTS and the rwd STS and a vehicle powered by a fuel-cell version of the E-Flex plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Source: Automotive News