The Cadillac lineup has just been bolstered thanks to the recent introduction of the ATS and XTS, but the real product boost will come in 2013, when the CTS and Escalade get redesigned, and the all new ELR sports coupe debuts.
Arguably the most exciting of the three is the ELR, a new coupe that is Caddy’s version of the Chevy Volt. The ELR will utilize the Voltec extended-range setup, but will look quite different, and will use a more powerful battery to give it luxury car credentials. Design-wise it will be based on the Converj concept (shown above) to set itself far apart from the Volt.
The new CTS will source its design and engines from the new ATS, though it sits on a larger platform to compete more directly with the BMW 5 series. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the ATS will probably serve as the base engine, and the familiar 3.6-liter V-6 engine will come as a premium option.
Details on the Escalade have remained sketchy, but weight loss and added power are likely on the agenda for the redesign.
These three new models are all part of Cadillac’s plan to re-establish themselves as a top luxury automaker, that can take on the likes of the German brands.
[Source: GM Inside News]