Report: Cadillac working on a new entry-level sedan, to be rear-wheel drive

Cadillac is apparently working on a new entry-level sedan that will also be rear-wheel drive.

Now, initially, you might think: Cadillac already has one, it’s called the ATS. However, the ATS competes with the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the Audi A4, all of which have subcompact models below them.

That said, this new Cadillac entry-level sedan is going to compete with those subcompact models, being the new BMW 1-Series, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and the Audi A3 sedan. But here’s the kicker–those models all come with front- or all-wheel drive, or at least will in the case of the BMW 1-Series for the next generation. Cadillac on the other hand, is rumored to be making theirs rear-wheel drive in order to appeal to the sporty drivers, according to AutomotiveNews.

“The cost and packaging advantages of front-wheel drive are appealing,” said Cadillac’s president, Johan de Nysschen. “We want to build our reputation as a purveyor of high-performance drivers’ cars … so it’s better that we do it off a rear-wheel-drive architecture.”

The best part about this–Cadillac’s entrant will be the only one to offer rear-wheel drive in that segment.

Source: AutomotiveNews

Chris Chin

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