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Cadillac ‘LTS’ to be Built in Detroit Starting 4Q2015

Cadillac LTSRecently, we found out that Cadillac would be showing off their new flagship car at the New York Auto Show in April.  Now, Cadillac has announced not only the production timeframe but also the factory that will be tasked with building the new car.

GM’s recent $384 Million investment in their Detroit-Hamtramck plant, that also builds the Cadillac ELR among other GM products, will enable the factory to produce the new flagship starting in the 4th quarter of 2015.

Built on GM’s new Omega platform, designed exclusively for this uber-Cadillac, the new car’s name will be announced in the coming months (though rumors abound of it being called ‘LTS’).  Additionally, Cadillac confirmed that the new car, expected to be a large 4-door sedan, will slot above the XTS in the lineup.  For at least some time, the XTS will remain (likely as a hedge against seeing a drop in overall sales to Cadillac traditionalists if the XTS disappeared).

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ATS-V to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

It’s going to be a Cadillac auto show season this year.

After the recent revelation that the Cadillac flagship is expected at the NY show which caps the US auto show season, we have now heard that the first show of the season, the Los Angeles show in November will feature the debut of Cadillac’s M3 fighter, the ATS-V.

Expected to pack a twin-turbo V-6, the ATS-V has been rumored to out-power the new M3 handily.

Press conferences are scheduled on November 18-20, so we’ll know on one of those days a lot more about the new hot Cadillac.

We can’t wait.

Omega Cadillac to Bow at NY Auto Show

Cadillac has confirmed to Car and Driver that their S-Class/7-Series competitor will be officially unveiled at the 2015 New York auto show.

Press days for this show are likely April 1-2, so we will see the new big Caddy on one of those days (unless Cadillac decides to show the car off at a special event away from the show – likely given the range-topping nature of the car).

What isn’t confirmed is the car’s name. Cadillac trademarked LTS a while back, but the new head of the brand means that plan could easily change before April.

An April unveiling would suggest an on-sale date in fall 2015 as a 2016 model.

Source: Car and Driver

Lambda-Based ‘Escalade’ Scrapped

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Cadillac has been considering a unibody crossover based on GM’s Lambda platform (Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia) for some time.

Lambda CadillacRumor had them waiting for the next major re-engineering of the platform so they could have more freedom to add power trains beyond the current chassis’ 3.6 V-6.

There were even rumors that they would abandon the body-on-frame chassis and badge the new entry Escalade.

However, latest rumors have Cadillac management walking away from that plan largely due to expectations that they would be too late to that party to be a serious player.

So, with this change, we expect an ATS-based small crossover, the SRX, and the Escalade to be Cadillac’s ultimate people-mover lineup.

Expect the new small entry and new SRX to bow in the next 2-3 years.

Source: Autoblog.com

Next CTS-V Caught Testing

Expected to go toe-to-toe with the new BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, the new CTS-V is expected to pack a supercharged 6.2l V8 similar to the one in the recently announced Z06 Corvette.

This will likely endow the V with upwards of 600hp.

Expect the new V to be available in sedan body style only, like the new CTS that has dropped its coupe and wagon variants. Sales should start in 2015 as a 2016 model.

Enjoy.

Cadillac Eyeing Other ATS Variants

It’s always fun to hear the news that flows from a major auto show…

This time, following the unveiling of the ATS Coupe, Cadillac executives have revealed that GM is looking into several other body styles for their hit ATS.

2015 Cadillac ATS CoupeIn addition to the ATS-V, Cadillac is working on the business plans to support both a convertible (apparently already designed and engineered and simply awaiting the go-ahead to hit production) and a sport wagon.

The convertible seems to be a lock for production, but the wagon is a tougher sell (literally, as the segment is approximately 11,000-strong combined in the North American market – making an ATS wagon a definite tiny seller).

More likely is an ATS-based small crossover that we’ve heard rumored for some time now that would slot below the SRX.

Hmmm, an ATS-V sport wagon sounds awfully tasty, though.

Cadillac “LTS” Spied

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Chris Doane and Car and Driver have spied the new Cadilac large sedan undergoing testing.

This is not the new XTS (a car expected to see no second generation). Instead, Cadillac is building a new large rear-drive platform dubbed “Omega” and styled in some ways to resemble the recent Elmiraj concept. Cadillac trademarked the LTS name some time ago, so that may be how they will christen this new sedan, despite some desire among fans that they return to ‘real’ names. We won’t hold our breath for that sort of wholesale change.

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