Flagship Cadillac sedan on its way, as GM is looking for suppliers

Article by Christian A., on May 23, 2012

More details have now come in from various sources about what the next big thing is for General Motors – an Omega rear-wheel drive platform that will be used by a flagship Cadillac sedan. What media outlets have previously had their focus on was the XTS -- Cadillac's top-range sedan. But now that it will soon launch, the spotlight is on the new car and chassis.

According to GMI, GM appears to be serious about producing a mega-sedan as it is now sourcing suppliers for the Omega program. Many sources say that GM has been starting the processes required to set up a parts supply chain for Omega, particularly the flagship Cadillac sedan.

The news on supplier sourcing supports what GMI revealed last July that the car had been providing tentative approval for production and more exploration. But just because the company is sourcing parts for the program doesn’t automatically mean that this project will push through for sure. Since the sourcing of the Omega program is in its very early stages, stopping it could be done quite easily.

There have been instances in the past when GM changed its mind on new vehicle programs, particularly when it is developing an all-new chassis at the same time. It is estimated that if the Omega program proceeds as planned, the big new Cadillac sedan would only come out in 2015 at the earliest.

There’s quite a wait since the simultaneous development of a new chassis and new vehicle takes around four years to complete. In addition, GMI divulged that at least one Omega iteration may have an exclusive V-8 engine that would also have to be developed.

Cadillac XTS' interior dimensions and hardware are the basic layers that support a new standard of surface detail. Multidimensional interior and exterior features, which include the grille, headlights and new function of accent lighting, all blend together to give the XTS a focus to detail and presence that is not like any Cadillac model before it.

Design Director and Cadillac brand champion Clay Dean said that the XTS' technology is integrated into its style in ways that confirm the driving experience is of vital importance to a new series of luxury clients. He adds that this is a new display of Cadillac luxury and it is seen in the multilayered specifics, original materials, and unremarkable connectivity.

CUE, for instance, represents the peak of innovation, but it is being featured by utilizing an exquisite and sophisticated interior look that mixes well with other attributes to make a comfortable feel. It provides more capacity and driver-selectable options than its previous models, but the stack at the center now only has seven buttons - three of those are for radio controls.

Dean adds that technology aids the XTS in promoting that less is more. A lighting sequence in the interior and other stunning features designed to specific driver preferences work with CUE to make an exemplary elegant by innovative ambiance.

The surface details of the Cadillac XTS also exude a more-nuanced philosophy in design, with parts that play a big role in making a great style for the Cadillac. They present more elegance and beauty with graceful and refined curves and surfaces what really work together to create harmony with other linear forms of the Cadillac. It definitely is a car that speaks of the next generation of Cadillacs to be manufactured.

Topics: cadillac, gm

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