Posted on: Jul 26, 2012 | 56,745 reads

GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan

Full-size sedan will become luxury brand’s new range-topper in 2015.
General Motors has reportedly given the go-ahead for a large flagship Cadillac sedan as it continues to prepare its luxury brand for an all-out attack on every possible segment its main rivals compete in. This is according to Automotive News, which projects the flagship sedan will be built on a new RWD platform dubbed Omega and launch sometime in 2015 to challenge the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Lexus LS in the full-size luxury sedan segment.
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
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Styling cues are likely to come from the open-top Ciel sedan concept Cadillac (pictured) unveiled at Pebble Beach last August, with potential powerplants to include a 3.6-liter V6 and optional V8. An eight-speed transmission and AWD option are also expected. With the ATS compact sedan arriving to take on the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS, and a new CTS to arrive next year in the same class as the 5 Series, E Class and GS, the flagship sedan continues Cadillac's offensive and is essential for the marque not only to make headway in car-hungry China but also to boost the brand's image in established markets.
Other models in the pipeline include ATS coupe and convertible variants in 2014, a large crossover using an upgraded version of the Lambda platform in 2015, a new Escalade SUV in the latter half of 2013, and an ELR coupe powered by the Volt's plug-in hybrid technology in early 2014.
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan



by Adam Lynton
GM Approves Cadillac Flagship Sedan
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