: New STS/DTS project halted?



ansky0007
09-06-08, 01:55 PM
Motor Trend learned that Cadillac ultimately planned to combine the DTS and STS into a single, flagship model to compete against the top-line offerings from Europe and Japan, and though such a car may still arrive after 2010 or 2011, a new Bloomberg report claims that for the time being GM is shifting its emphasis toward more gas-friendly vehicles. In addition to the new CTS variants, the brand has an SRX crossover replacement in the pipeline, as well as a dual-mode Escalade Hybrid rolling into dealerships now. Given that the 4009-lbs DTS sedan manages just a Tahoe-like EPA fuel-economy rating of 15 mpg city and 22 highway while offering none of the SUV's utility and seating only five, it's understandable that the automaker doesn't want to spend money updating it. A new flagship may still be in the cards, however according to Bloomberg GM is holding off on any decisions about the new STS/DTS until the current gas price situation shakes out and it can better read what the public will want.

So they will still produce the same STS in 2010 for 6 years in a row?

MARKVIII
09-06-08, 02:40 PM
why not ?? i had a '92 eldo, and a 2002 eldo and guess what?? they were both exactly the same car! GM never updated the car in 11 YEARS!!!
only GM baby only GM!

Benjamin Simon
09-06-08, 04:17 PM
It would be nothing new...
98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04 Seville
05, 06, 07, 08, 09 ,10, 11 STS...

Perhaps they could just update the China SLS???

c5 rv
09-06-08, 06:25 PM
I predict that after 2010 GM will retire the STS and update the DTS with a V6, maybe with FWD and AWD versions.

lreddiablo
09-08-08, 03:56 PM
that sounds like where they may go, but I doubt the FWD version, think it would be the same choices currently with STS. Maybe they would do something SLS like.