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Cadillac looks to be preparing a new convertible, its first since the XLR was dropped from the market back in 2009.
According to Automotive News (subscription required), a photo of the new convertible was shown to dealers at an event hosted by Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen, where he outlined some of the brand's future plans.
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The convertible is said to be based on the Alpha platform underpinning Cadillac’s ATS and CTS lines. This suggests that the new droptop is likely to be based around the ATS, as the car already comes in two-door coupe form.
Another reason that we’re likely to see a new convertible version of the ATS rather than the CTS is the fact that the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, which rides on the Alpha platform and is ATS-sized, will almost certainly feature a convertible, meaning the groundwork for an ATS convertible is already covered.
Some of the other vehicles de Nysschen hinted at during the recent dealer meet was a new sedan positioned below the ATS, a compact crossover, a large crossover with third-row seats, and two halo models positioned above the upcoming CT6 full-size sedan.