Cadillac Range Topping Flagship Sedan Axed

Cadillac Range Topping Flagship Sedan Axed

General Motors has stopped the plans for a range-topping, flagship sedan for its Cadillac brand according to inside sources.

The American automaker will continue pursuing a BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class competitor, but felt that a $100,000-plus model wasn’t worth the investment. The larger, luxury sedan will continue to be developed, sporting rear-wheel drive and built on the new Omega platform. It is expected to launch as a 2016 or 2017 model year vehicle.

According to one inside source at GM, the more expensive flagship sedan didn’t differentiate itself enough than the large sedan that’s already in the works to justify the costs. Cadillac execs are still considering other possible models to help push the boundaries of the brand.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • desertwind

    Yup, that’s the same “can do” attitude most bottom line, short term companies apply. Standard of the world? Sadly, never again.