Substantiating earlier reports, the latest batch indicate that the call for a fullsize Caddy to battle the German stalwarts came right from the top, from GM CEO Ed Whitacre. And why shouldn't it? After all, if the head of one of the largest corporations in the world needs a new ride, he shouldn't have to look to a competitor like his Japanese counterpart Toyoda-san was spotted doing.
As is often the case with such rumors, few details are known at this point. But the project is expected to slot above the upcoming XTS - the model that's slated to replace both the STS and DTS sedans - with a rear- or all-wheel-drive setup and arrive no sooner than 2014. So we've got a while to wait before we find out if there's anything to these reports. But they certainly are intriguing.
Re: Cadillac News: Report: Whitacre wants a flagship S-Class rival for Cadillac
I hope he will. It will be a nice stablemate to the XTS. The XTS is neccessary, but has as short lifespan IMO. If we see a 2nd gen XTS, Ill be suprised. A large Cadillac sedan can be very viable if it has an interior as good and better then the XTS, but with a proper powertrain.