Report: New Cadillac sedan to be based on Epsilon front-wheel-drive platform

GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson has made it pretty clear that the automaker will now focus on four-core brands including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac – leaving Cadillac as the only top-tier luxury division of the General.

The future is looking pretty bright for Cadillac with a CTS Coupe and Wagon variants on the way. A new Escalade and a production version of the Converj concept are also in the works. However, according to Motor Trend, the entry level Alpha based Cadillac and the sedan that was supposed to replace the DTS and STS, have been cancelled.

In comes a new Cadillac sedan model built on an Epsilon front-drive and all-wheel-drive architecture, codenamed GM 166. It is said to fit between the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and the rear-wheel-drive CTS. The GM 166 is scheduled for a 2011 release as a 2012 model year.

We’ll learn more as time goes on

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Motor Trend