The Cadillac CTS coupe might be the newest American sports coupe on the market, but that doesn’t mean the engineers are now sitting idly by.
According to latest industry news, GM engineers are already designing the 2015-model CTS coupe, which will be based on their new ATS small-car chassis. The move to this platform will enable GM to build a convertible version without having to lose too much structural rigidity.
The new Alpha-platform will be able to accommodate different lengths for the wheelbase. Insiders suggest that the next CTS coupe will get the longest wheelbase on this platform. The next Camaro will also get this platform but with a shorter wheelbase, and the ATS sedan will be shorter still.
Reports also suggest that the next CTS sedan will have its own platform, and chances are the wagon variant will get killed off – much to the dismay of auto writers everywhere.
[Source: Motor Trend]