Cadillac is planning to start production next year for global sale. The GM brand has already shown the Provoq and CTS coupe concept and is also working on a CTS wagon version to compete with the 3-Series and C-Class wagons in Europe.
Replacing the Cadillac SRX crossover will be a production version of the Provoq concept, hitting markets as a 2010 model. Unlike the concept Cadillac will not offer a fuel-cell version of the production Provoq. Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor believes Cadillac will be able to sell 60,000 to 70,000 units of the production Provoq annually. Last year, the brand sold 22,543 units of the SRX in the U.S.
According to Automotive News, the production Provoq will be built on a front-wheel-drive Theta and Epsilon architecture and will be powered by a range of V6 engines. Size wise, the crossover will fit between the Saturn Vue and the Buick Enclave.
The CTS Coupe was recently caught testing at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. GM says that the CT Coupe concept was designed to accommodate Cadillac”s 3.6L Direct Injection V6 and a new 2.9L turbo-diesel currently in development.
Cadillac CT Coupe Concept:
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