: Cadillac News: Cadillac flagship gets the green light

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07-23-12, 01:40 PM
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Automotive News reports Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac) is gearing up to produce a new flagship sedan. Unnamed sources indicate General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/general motors) has given the go-ahead in an attempt to counter German luxury manufacturers in more segments. Word has it the machine will ride on a rear-wheel drive chassis in order to attract BMW 7 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/7 series) buyers and will likely debut around 2015.

GM (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/gm) is already moving to reposition the Cadillac stable to better engage BMW (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw) and Mercedes-Benz (http://www.autoblog.com/mercedes-benz). Those efforts started with the addition of the small ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/ats) and the XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts) large sedan, though Cadillac is expected to launch a larger CTS model next year to compete more effectively with the BMW 5 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/5 series).

So, where does the newcomer fit into that mix? The unnamed model will reportedly ride on a new Omega platform and will borrow design elements from the very-attractive Cadillac Ciel Concept (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/cadillac+ciel/) that debuted at Pebble Beach (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/pebble beach). Details are scarce, but Automotive News reports the model may make use of a 3.6-liter V6 as well as a V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The article also makes mention of a new large crossover on the horizon. The bruiser is expected to make use of the Lambda platform, which underpins models like the Chevrolet Traverse (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet/traverse), Buick Enclave (http://www.autoblog.com/buick/enclave) and GMC Acadia (http://www.autoblog.com/gmc/acadia). GM certainly knows how to milk a cow dry.Cadillac flagship gets the green light (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/23/cadillac-flagship-gets-the-green-light/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.cadillacforums.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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