Talk of Cadillac launching a large, flagship sedan to rival the likes of the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class dates back several years, but prototypes for just such a car have been spotted
and now we know roughly when we’ll see the covers come off.
A high-level insider at Cadillac has revealed to Autoblog
that the brand’s new flagship sedan, expected to be called the LTS
, will make its world debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show next April. This suggests that sales will commence in the fall of next year, making the LTS a 2016 model.
The insider said the styling of the car has been inspired by the lines of 2013’s Elmiraj concept car, but unlike the concept, which was a coupe, the new LTS will come with four doors only. Our own spy shots of prototypes reveal a fairly conventional three-box sedan shape, with a long hood and short overhangs.
Underpinning the car is likely to be General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] new Omega platform
. Designed for large cars, this platform is thought to share much in common with the smaller Alpha design, including a rear-wheel-drive layout with optional all-wheel drive. Engines, meanwhile, should include V-6 and V-8 units, and we could see a hybrid option considering most rivals already offer one.
Expect to hear a great deal more about the new Cadillac flagship before its unveiling next year._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.