Cadillac Developing New Flagship Saloon
The project has been approved by General Motors’s CEO Ed Whitacre, with the company now establishing a direction for it.
The first things that comes to mind when discussing about the project is the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen project. The new model will not be based on this, but it could borrow some of its styling features.
The vehicle will be placed above the upcoming XTS (this will replace the current STS and DTS models) and will deliver its power to the rear wheels, but an all-wheel-drive system could be offered as an option.
The car is expected to use a heavily modified version of the GM Sigma platform, on which the Cadillac CTS is based. Under the bonnet, Cadillac is expected to fit a powerful unit, with the list of potential engines ranging from a downsized turbocharged V6 to an LS V8. In addition to that, the car should also get a hybrid version in order to follow the current market trend.
The new Cadillac flagship sedan is expected to come to the world in 2014, so we have to wait for a certain time until the first details of the project will be released.
The move will allow Cadillac to enter a very select segment of the market. However, this means that the American company must deliver an excellent package, as it will face fierce competition from rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse and the BMW 7 Series.