Ever since the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept made its debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, there have been rumors of a production model that would hit the roads as the brand’s flagship sedan. At the time, GM had confirmed that the program does exist but the XTS wouldn’t be the flagship.
Instead, GM said it is working on another model and the XTS would be the stop-gap product until the ‘proper’ flagship sedan is ready. When will it be ready.
According to new reports, sources say that the flagship sedan (not the XTS) has officially received the greenlight for production and should hit roads sometime between 2015 and 2017.
The flagship Cadillac sedan will be built on a new rear-wheel-drive architecture, internally known as the Omega platform. The platform is expected to be a spin-off of the Zeta architecture.
No word on what engine lineup the car will get but expect a V6 and a small block V8. A hybrid model is also a possibility.
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept:
– By: Omar Rana