Cadillac Diesel Under Consideration for U.S.

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

A Cadillac diesel? It could happen. Or should we say, happen again.

In a recent interview at the launch of the brand’s new XTS flagship sedan (above) at the LA Auto Show, Caddy marketing boss Don Butler admitted that a diesel-powered Cadillac is a possibility. Butler highlighted the torque, as well as the high mixture of performance and efficiency that a diesel engine would bring to the lineup.

“We absolutely mean it when we say we aim to compete with the best of the best without compromises. And if that means making the right powertrain choices, then those are the choices we will have to make,” he told Automotive News. That statement is particularly telling as all of Cadillac’s German rivals offer diesel engines.

What isn’t clear is what vehicle could get the diesel option, whether it be the popular CTS or SRX crossover, or even an SUV like the Escalade or the new XTS.

Making this possibility seem even less remote is the fact that General Motors will soon launch a diesel version of the Chevy Cruze in America, with sales starting as early as next year.

[Source: AutomotiveNews]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

More by Colum Wood

Join the conversation