GM drops plan to build an ultra luxury Cadillac sedan

Article by Christian A., on June 29, 2013

General Motors dropped plans to build an ultra luxury sedan for its Cadillac brand, according to internal sources. Apparently, the rear-wheel-drive car, which could cost up to $100,000 didn’t offer enough brand-building pizzazz in order to justify the investment. As a result, designers were taken off the program and reassigned to other projects.

Still, GM didn’t abandon its plans to build a large rear-wheel-drive sedan to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Bmw 7-Series. Autonews says that the development of that future Cadillac that will be built on the new rwd platform dubbed Omega, is expected to be launched for the 2016 or 2017 model year.

The so-called flagship Cadillac was not a big enough departure from the large rwd sedan that is already in the works, according to our sources. Back in 2003 at the Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac unveiled the V16-powered Sixteen Concept while in 2011 at the Concours d'Elegance classic-car show in Pebble Beach presented the Ciel Concept. Both cars are expected to bring design elements to the upcoming S-Class competitor.

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