GM Plans Cadillac Version of the Volt, new baby RWD Caddy confirmed

Cadillac will be making a couple of changes to its lineup as they get serious about their place in the luxury market in the future. With the new redesigned 2008 Cadillac CTS, Cadillac is seriously considering revamping its entire lineup. So what’s in the works?

Remember the baby rear-wheel-drive Cadillac we’ve been talking about? Well that has been confirmed with the published summary of UAW’s labor contracts with GM. The new small rear-wheel-drive car will give Cadillac more ground to compete with the 3-Series and C-Class. A Cadillac CTS coupe and wagon variant have also been confirmed for 2009.

In September we were told that Cadillac will drop the DTS and STS and replace it by a premium-luxury sedan. Well that car will be built on GM’s new rear-wheel-drive architecture called Alpha.

Alpha “is really critical to Cadillac becoming more global,” says one source familiar with GM’s product plans. The Alpha architecture will also be used on the small rear-wheel-drive Caddy that will be positioned below the CTS.

Latest rumors have been saying that GM will not use the Chevrolet badge on its new plug-in hybrid called the Volt. Well according to new findings by Automotive News, GM will go ahead with the Chevrolet Volt but is also considering a fuel-cell version of the E-Flex plug-in hybrid powertrain for a new Cadillac.

Let”s not forget Cadillac is also considering hybrids for its entire lineup.


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