Cadillac XTS to enter production in 2012, larger RWD sedan in the works as well

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

The Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept we saw at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show already looked to be a full-size luxury¬†‘flagship’ sedan. However, sources say that General Motors’ CEO Ed Whitacre has authorized the brand to create an even bigger, rear-wheel-drive flagship.

The XTS will be larger and more luxurious than the CTS and will debut in the 2012 model year on a front-wheel-drive platform shared with the Buick LaCrosse sedan. But insiders say that a larger rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan is in the works and will be aimed at the likes of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW’s 7-Series. GM may use some parts from the Sigma platform and will probably offer the sedan in an all-wheel-drive option as well.

Sources say that the sedan should debut as a 2014 model year.

That would mean that the XTS is a mid-size sedan and competes with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Update: It is also reported that the next-generation CTS will be shorter so people stop confusing it for mid-size sedan that competes with the 5-Series and E-Class.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoWeek

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoWeek