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Redesigned CTS, new flagship are on tap for Cadillac - AutomotiveNews
Mike Colias
July 23, 2012

General Motors has green-lighted the development of a large flagship sedan for Cadillac, sources say, part of its plan to position its luxury brand's lineup to take on the German luxury stalwarts in every key sedan segment.

The flagship sedan is to be built on a new rear-wheel-drive platform and arrive by 2015. The long-rumored rwd flagship would challenge the BMW 7 series and Mercedes-Benz S class and is a key to GM's ambitions to expand Cadillac in China.

Until recently, Cadillac's car lineup had been winnowed to just the CTS sedan. It's being replenished fast with the addition in June of the XTS large sedan and next month's launch of the ATS compact sedan.

Next year, a redesigned, bigger CTS sedan is expected to arrive. That car will match up better with the Mercedes E class and BMW 5 series.

Here are highlights of Cadillac's plans for the 2013-15 model years.

ATS: Cadillac's new compact sedan arrives in showrooms next month as a 2013 model. It's the first vehicle to be built on GM's new Alpha rwd platform.

GM likely will introduce an ATS coupe in 2014, when a V-series performance model also is a possibility. A convertible has been designed and engineered but has been put on hold as GM sizes up the business case for that variant.

A wagon isn't planned but likely will be considered for the next-generation ATS in five years if Cadillac sales gain traction in Europe. A diesel engine is planned for Europe, but it's unclear whether GM will introduce it in the United States.

CTS: The next-generation CTS is scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2013 as a 2014 model. It will be built on the same Alpha platform as the smaller ATS and feature a longer, sleeker design than the current generation.

A coupe variant, which has been a popular model for the current CTS, should arrive by early 2015. GM likely will stop making the wagon.

The engine lineup for the redesigned CTS should include a 2.0-liter turbo, possibly as the standard engine, as well as a 3.6-cylinder V-6.

XTS: ...

Omega flagship: Sources say GM executives have green-lighted the development of a large, rwd flagship sedan to rival the BMW 7 series and Mercedes S class. GM already is sourcing parts for the car, which is to be built on a new platform dubbed Omega. The launch target is sometime in 2015.

The car likely will take styling cues from the Ciel open-air sedan concept that Cadillac showed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2011. The engine lineup could include a 3.6-liter V-6 as well as a V-8 option. Expect an eight-speed transmission and an all-wheel-drive option.

SRX: ...
Large crossover: ...
Escalade: ...
ELR: ...

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/2012...#ixzz21UdDg2Cf

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Buick will get sportier, roll out crossovers - AutomotiveNews
Mike Colias
July 23, 2012

Crossovers will take center stage for Buick in the 2013 model year.

The compact Buick Encore crossover debuts in the first quarter as a 2013 model. Buick is hoping to get a jump on what looks to be a budding segment: luxury small crossovers. Competition will come from the BMW X1, set to be launched in the United States this year, followed by the Audi Q3 in 2014.

In addition, Buick's popular Enclave crossover has been restyled for 2013 with extensive interior improvements and exterior touches.

On the sedan side, Buick pushes further into sporty performance by adding a turbocharged engine for its Verano compact, which debuted late last year. It's also considering a Verano coupe based on the Opel Astra GTC.

Here are highlights of Buick's plan for the 2013-15 model years

LaCrosse: A freshened LaCrosse is planned for the second half of 2013 as a 2014 model. It will include extensive interior improvements, including a palette of new colors and an enhanced acoustics package. The exterior will get minor enhancements, such as brushed-chrome trim.

A redesigned, more luxurious LaCrosse is likely to arrive in 2016. It's expected to be the first car built on an improved version of GM's Epsilon platform, which also underpins the 2013 Cadillac XTS and 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

Regal: ...
Encore: ...
Verano: ...
Enclave: ...

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At least we know what Cadillac is planning/proposing which more than we know about the Lincoln Plan.
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I wish Ford/Lincoln had a few rear-drive sedans in the line up. A coupe/cabrio for Lincoln would be nice as well.
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A Cadillac Lambda and an Escalade? I could see them fighting for sales. I understand that the Escalade will be geared to those wanting to tow but the more fuel efficient Lambda will cut into the few Escalade sales

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They are one CUV short on Buick.





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I also don't see the point of having 4 Lambdas. 3 is too many.

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A Cadillac Lambda and an Escalade? I could see them fighting for sales. I understand that the Escalade will be geared to those wanting to tow but the more fuel efficient Lambda will cut into the few Escalade sales
The Escalade would be more of an image car. Completely different. Check out an Enclave vs an Escalade. Sure, maybe they're similar in size, but there's NO comparison.

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They are one CUV short on Buick.
A mid-size CUV and a full-size sedan short.
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New engines, architecture for Volvo - AutomotiveNews

Diana T. Kurylko
August 6, 2012

Volvo wants to derive economies of scale from a new front-wheel-drive architecture called SPA, for Scalable Platform Architecture.

The redesigned XC90 crossover due in 2014 will be the first to use the architecture.

SPA was designed for a new family of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines that Volvo will begin using on existing models next fall. Eventually, the new four-cylinders will replace all of Volvo's current five- and six-cylinder engines.

Volvo is also considering whether to offer a gasoline hybrid on the XC60 or S60 in 2014 or to wait on new SPA-based new models.

The Swedish brand also wants to build cars in North America, possibly with a partner such as Fiat, and to share development costs on smaller cars. Volvo is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

C30: A redesigned or re-engineered version of the hatchback is likely in the next few years.

C70: A redesign of the hardtop convertible is due in several years.

S60: The S60 sedan will be freshened in 2013 and redesigned three or four years later.

XC60: The crossover will be redesigned in 2016 and share components with the new-generation S60 sedan.

XC70: The tall wagon may be replaced in 2015 or 2016, based on the redesigned S80.

S80: The large sedan will be replaced in 2015 and switch to Volvo's new platform architecture. It likely will take styling cues from the Volvo You concept.

XC90: The redesigned crossover debuts in 2014. It will be the first to use SPA. Design changes are expected, but the rounded shoulders that have been on most Volvo models since the 1990s will remain. Company executives have said the XC90 will have "more luxurious proportions."

Large flagship sedan: Volvo has shown concepts, including the Volvo You four-door fastback at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show. It is unclear whether a car based on that concept will be produced. Volvo executives say they don't want a vehicle to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S class or BMW 7 series.

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At Hyundai, a rwd sports sedan that targets BMW's 3 series is in the works, though a source says it won't arrive until 2015 at the earliest. The vehicle, known inside Hyundai as "RK," is said to be based on the rwd platform used for the Genesis Coupe.

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Ugh, Hyundai gets it, does Lincoln? The answer has to be yes.
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