Although the Cadillac XTS sedan is an elegant and attractive looking sedan that should meet the needs of 95 percent of the brand’s customer base, Cadillac is still interested in a flagship vehicle built on a bespoke rear-drive platform, since executives feel that the front-drive underpinings of the XTS are not enough to compete with European luxury brands.
The platform, dubbed “Omega”, would be able to handle 6 or 8 cylinder powerplants, as well as all-wheel drive and hybrid systems. Interestingly, a diesel would not be part of the plan, despite their popularity in Europe, where Cadillac is looking to grow sales. Cadillac is also rumored to be looking at a super-premium sedan to rival brands like Rolls Royce, but this seems about as likely as a new Buick Grand National being built off the Regal platform.
[Source: Car And Driver]