: Cadillac News: Cadillac may be working on not one, not two, but several new flagship



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08-27-12, 04:40 PM
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Following the rollout of the 2013 ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/ats/) and XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts/), Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/) is not content to rest on its crest-and-laurels. According to a report by TheDetroitBureau.com (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/The+Detroit+Bureau/), the two models are merely the first volley in a larger onslaught of new models.

Though Cadillac doesn't aim to take on the German competitors "car-for-car," it's looking to aggressively expand its lineup. According to Cadillac marketing executive Don Butler, "These are fun, happy times at Cadillac... we're expanding and elevating the brand."

According to Butler, the ATS will be followed by "ten new models in the next three years." In addition to a replacement for the Escalade SUV (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/escalade/) and the CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/cts/) range moving up the ladder to better compete with the BMW 5 Series (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/5+series/), word is there will be a compact crossover on the way to slot under the SRX (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/srx/). The new CUV would take on the likes of the X1 (http://www.autoblog.com/bmw/x1/) and Audi Q3 (http://www.autoblog.com/audi/q3/). So while Cadillac says it doesn't intend to compete with the Germans directly, it certainly won't walk away from a fight in certain key market segments.

As expected, in the rollout of models will be a Cadillac version of the Chevrolet Volt (http://www.autoblog.com/chevrolet+volt), dubbed the ELR (http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/01/cadillac-elr-extended-range-plug-in-could-debut-in-2014/). It will be joined by perhaps more than one 'flagship' model. The redesigned Escalade will represent one of those flagships, while some version of the Cadillac Ciel (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/18/cadillac-ciel-concept-designed-for-decadent-drives-up-the-coast/) concept is said to be headed for production - albeit a toned-down production reality from the stunning concept you see above. This production Ciel - we're betting on a flagship sedan - will share the Omega platform with a large sedan slotted above the XTS.

The first of these vehicles could be in production as soon as 2014.Cadillac may be working on not one, not two, but several new flagship models (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/27/cadillac-may-be-working-on-not-one-not-two-but-several-new-fla/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.cadillacforums.com/rss-term-of-use/).
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Pikey
08-30-12, 06:37 PM
While the Cadillacs of this millennium do not impress me in the least, I will say that I like the suggestion of fin that was put towards the the taillights on the Ciel. The chrome is still lacking, though.

817cadillac king
09-01-12, 09:52 PM
right they need alot more chrome...