Despite a lineup of great new vehicles, Cadillac has been struggling to achieve huge sales numbers, but new models and upcoming lineup enhancements might help change that.
Starting in 2018, we can expect the first of three new Cadillac nameplates to arrive, according to a report from Automotive News. The first new vehicle, probably called the XT3, will be a compact crossover to compete with the BMW X3 and Audi Q3, while a subcompact XT2 to fight the X1 and GLA is also on the horizon.
Cadillac will be focusing its efforts on the crossover segment, so an entry-level CT3 (Mercedes CLA competitor) that could slot under the ATS will likely be put on hold.
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The ATS is still going strong, but will likely be given a new CT4 name to bring it in line with Cadillac’s new naming convention. It will likely be renamed in late 2018. A convertible has been rumored for a while as well. A refreshed CT5 to replace the CTS should also arrive in 2019.
With the CT6 flagship getting rave reviews, the front-wheel-drive XTS will get phased out in the next two years. The CT6 is also expected to get a plug-in hybrid version early next year and a refresh in 2019.
Also, we can’t ignore the rumors of a mid-engined GM sports car, which early reports said would be a Corvette, but it could launch under the Cadillac umbrella around 2021.
[Source: Automotive News]
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