Cadillac’s Future: Smaller 3-Series fighter, XTS as a Lexus ES rival, a small city car and smaller Escalade

Cadillac Converj Concept Introduction at 2009 NAIAS

The Cadillac CTS has always been one of those cars that gives us a lot of  trouble when comparing it to its rivals. Many think that the CTS is a 3-Series (or C-Class) rival, while others look at it as a true competitor to the 5-Series (or E-Class). However, when General Motors emerges from bankruptcy Cadillac’s future sedan lineup will look a little more conventional than it does now.

According to CARandDRIVER, Cadillac will finally bring to the market a much-rumored appropriately sized 3-Series rival. That will eventually give the CTS some space to truly compete with the 5-Series. The STS and DTS sedan have been long-rumored to be replaced by one single model. According to sources, that sedan will be known as the XTS and will compete with the likes of the Lexus ES.

It is also said that the large Escalade SUV will be downsized for its next-generation model as it moves to the Lambda crossover platform, which is currently shared by the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia.

Also in the works is an aggressive-looking, FWD city/commuter car. Currently in planning phase, the “premium small-car project” has been described to be a stunning and affordable Caddy.

As for the XLR roadster, don’t expect to see a replacement… ever. If anything, the model will be replaced by the Chevrolet Volt-based Converj plug-in hybrid.

Cadillac Converj Concept:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDriver