Cadillac Considering New RWD Flagship Above XTS

Buick’s sales in China are more than three times more substantial than they were in the US last year. GM’s other luxury contender there, Cadillac, seems to be focusing a lot more on what the Chinese and Europeans want than ever before.
In the next three to five years, Cadillac wants to increase its sales in China five or six fold. Needless to say, this sort of growth means they are targeting consumers with new products, and thus we can’t shake the feeling that the fullsize XTS sedan was actually built for them, not the Americans.

But according to Car and Driver, GM is planning an even more impressive car that will sit above the XTS in the range as a true, proper flagship. Until they figure out the market case for it, there’s a huge hurdle of picking the right platform for the car.

The most likely choice is the new Omega platform that underpinned the Ciel Concept we’re showing you.

The decision to put the Ciel itself into production would not surprise us at all, as the design was so evocative and fluid that you couldn’t find a bad angle for the four-seater convertible. We’re strangely puzzled, however, about how they could ever turn this boat into a global product, but the lines are so crisp that it really doesn’t matter.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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