Cadillacs Future Portfolio Relies on CTS and Crossovers

Those present at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance saw quite a bit of Cadillac’s future unveiled before their eyes.; Still, GM’s luxury brand has a few new products waiting in the wings.; Here’s a look at what’s up and coming.

Cadillac hopes to build upon the success of its CTS sedan with the advent two new models: a shapely wagon and a fastback coupe.; While we’ve already seen the Wagon in public, Cadillac has yet to unveil the production form of the CTS Coupe.; That said, expect little (if any) change from the concept shown at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

2010 will also mark the launch of the all-new SRX crossover.; The SRX moves from the CTS’ Sigma platform to the Theta architecture, shared with many other GM compact SUVs.

Automotive News suggests two possibilities for 2011; the first being a Cadillac sedan that’s smaller than the CTS.; Yes, such a move may invoke nightmares of the Cimarron fiasco – or even the European BLS – but we’re told the car will ride on an all-new rear-wheel-drive platform, code-named Alpha.

We’re also hearing buzz about a possible plug-in hybrid for the Cadillac brand.; Although some reports have indicated it would be a clone of the Chevrolet Volt, we’re wagering it’s a PHEV variant of the SRX.; After all, the 2008 Provoq concept was, more or less, the exact same thing…

As good as the CTS currently looks, we’re betting it’ll be somewhat dated when it celebrates its fourth anniversary.; Designers know this, and hope to apply a facelift to the sedan by 2012.

Should Cadillac decide to keep the luxo-barge Escalade SUV in its lineup, expect to see some drastic change occur in 2012.; Like other GM full-size SUVs, the Escalade name could be applied to a modified Lambda crossover

Source: Automotive News