Cadillac To Introduce New RWD Flagship Pinned Above XTS
It was a big letdown when the brand new 2013 Cadillac XTS was revealed as everyone was expecting a fine, rear-wheel drive full-size sedan from America’s top brand. The vehicle was a front-wheel drive-based full-sizer. Even though, the vehicle is nice, it seems the company is not at all satisfied as it considers production of new range of sedans. Latest news is that XTS might potentially have a short life and Cadillac is all set to launch an apt full-size rear-wheel drive sedan. According to the sources the new vehicle will be introduced in about two and a half years. Besides, the automaker also allegedly said that this rear-wheel driver will be pinned above the XTS sedan.
Cadillac, when it plans for its forthcoming models, mainly a new rear-wheel drive flagship, has to face a lot of challenges too. However, it seems that the automaker is still trying to figure out what to construct for its new flagship and so far, they’re only still in the process of finding a proper platform for the car.
Looking back, the initial modern rear-wheel drive platform for Cadillac was the GM Sigma platform, which underpinned the unique CTS, the STS, and the original SRX crossover. However, with the launch of all new SRX, which gone to a different front-wheel drive Theta Premium platform and the next generation CTS platform heading to the more updated Alpha platform that underpins the new ATS, that leaves either their Sigma platform or GM’s new Omega platform. But since the Sigma platform is getting outdated, that leaves with Cadillac’s new Omega platform, which is their new rear-wheel drive platform that was displayed with the new Ciel Concept.