: Cadillac News: Cadillac moves to trademark LTS, is it for a rear-drive flagship?



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06-14-12, 05:10 PM
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Car and Driver is back with more info on the potential future of Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac), having discovered that our finest domestic luxury brand has filed a trademark application for the name "LTS." The reasoned speculation: that since Cadillac tends to use the names it files to protect, LTS could be applied to one of the two rear-drive sedans expected to arrive soon - either the eventual successor to the just-introduced XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts) or an Omega-platformed top-tier flagship (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/10/more-details-emerge-about-new-rwd-cadillac-flagship/). Another possibility is the name XLS.

More interesting are the dimensional roles that Car and Driver predicts for the coming lineup. With the CTS growing (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/17/cadillac-spotted-testing-bigger-next-gen-cts/) in order to put some girth between it and the ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/cadillac+ats), making it a straighter comparison to the BMW 5 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/5+series), the XTS replacement would fit between the 5 Series and 7 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/7+series), and the flagship "would exceed even the long-wheelbase 7 in size." That might leave the flagship no larger than the current DTS, which is already 2.4 inches longer than the 760Li, but if the report is correct it will be interesting to see how Cadillac differentiates that middle sedan from the other two.Cadillac moves to trademark LTS, is it for a rear-drive flagship? (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/14/cadillac-moves-to-trademark-lts-is-it-for-a-rear-drive-flagship/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.cadillacforums.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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