DETROIT — General Motors skeleton to build a big, new rear-wheel-drive Cadillac flagship sedan during a Detroit-Hamtramck plant by a finish of 2015.
The as-yet-unnamed new Cadillac is approaching to pull impulse from a Elmiraj and Ciel judgment cars shown in new years.
The new Cadillac sedan will be bigger than a stream fullsize XTS front-drive automobile and some-more expensive.
“It’s tip of a line,” GM CEO Mary Barra pronounced this morning during a discussion here. “It will be something that’s aspirational.”
The new flagship sedan will take on such oppulance standards as a Mercedes S-class, BMW 7-series, Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.
“What we have to make certain is we are applicable in a pivotal oppulance segments,” Barra told reporters today. “To be a loyal oppulance brand, it has to be convincing (in a flagship segment).”
GM, in a announcement, called it a “top-end, high-technology car.” Among a new tech is expected to GM’s new “super cruise” system, that can let a automobile steer, stop and accelerate by itself on a highway. The association had announced progressing this month that a super journey complement would be commissioned into a new Cadillac for a 2017 indication year.
The news of a new status indication comes amid reports that Cadillac arch Johan de Nysschen skeleton to scale behind prolongation to revoke a bolt of cars on play lots. The Audi and Infiniti maestro is charged with injecting uninformed life into Cadillac, whose movement has stalled this year. Despite a successful launch of a redesigned Escalade SUV, altogether Cadillac sales so distant this year are down 4.7% from a duration a year ago, according to Autodata.
Barra concurred that Cadillac, that has benefited from a new ATS and CTS sedans in a final dual years, has room to grow.
“When we demeanour during what Cadillac was during one indicate and what we’re vigilant and investing to do, it doesn’t occur overnight,” she told reporters. “I’m really vehement about Cadillac and we know it’s going to take some time. We have to acquire a way.”
The preference to build a car during a Detroit-Hamtramck plant is partial of $384-million enlargement during a facility, that already creates a Chevrolet Volt, Malibu and Impala and a Cadillac ELR.
When GM showed a Elmiraj judgment final year during a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, a car fast drew a fan following. The two-door judgment car had 4 seats and was 205 inches prolonged — 3 inches longer than a four-door XTS sedan. With a 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged 8-cylinder engine and about 500 horsepower, a car would be one of GM’s many powerful.
The Elmiraj drew pattern impulse from a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado.
“The design for this arriving indication is to lift a Cadillac operation by entering a chosen category of top-level oppulance cars,” de Nysschen pronounced in a statement. “Currently in development, this new back circle drive-oriented sedan uses totally new, custom-designed materials on a singular car architecture.”