Many of the major car manufacturers are backing crossovers as the next big thing in the automotive world, and heading the charge is General Motors who’s tipped to release three new crossover models this year. All three vehicles, the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave (pictured), are based on GM’s Lambda architecture and now, Automotive News is reporting that the General is considering adding even more crossovers to its lineup under its Saab and Cadillac labels.

"I'd like to see a nice Cadillac crossover, and I'd like to see a Saab crossover," said GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. The GM front-man was reluctant to confirm that the cars were a done deal, but added “obviously, the fact that I mention it would lead you to believe that we're certainly thinking about it."

For Cadillac, a new crossover model would essentially replace the current SRX and would be built off the same Sigma architecture used for the CTS sedan. This would give the vehicle car-like handling and still allow it to retain the practicality of a SUV. A Cadillac crossover model could be on the market in less than three years, while Saab’s general manager, Jay Spenchian, has mentioned that a new small crossover model could be launched for the Swedish brand in the next two to three years.