GM to make flagship Cadillac sedan at Detroit-Hamtramck - Detroit Free Press
September 19, 2014
General Motors plans to build a flagship large rear-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant by the end of 2015.
GM declined to say what the new Cadillac will be called, but it's expected to draw inspiration from the Elmiraj and Ciel concept cars.
The new Cadillac sedan will be bigger than the fullsize XTS and more expensive. Cadillac will show it in the first half of next year...
...GM called it a "top-end, high-technology car." likely to be equipped with a new "super cruise" system, which can steer, brake and accelerate by itself on the highway. The company had announced earlier this month that the super cruise system would be installed into a new Cadillac for the 2017 model year...
...The new flagship sedan will compete against such luxury cars as the Mercedes S-class and BMW 7-series.
"What we have to make sure is we are relevant in the key luxury segments," Barra told reporters today. "To be a true luxury brand, it has to be credible (in the flagship segment)."...
..."The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars," de Nysschen said in a statement. "Currently in development, this new rear wheel drive-oriented sedan uses completely new, custom-designed materials on a unique vehicle architecture."