As Cadillac looks to become a global player in the luxury vehicle market, it needs to begin producing vehicles with global appeal. The ATS, which was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, is another step in the right direction, as is the decision to offer a diesel engine within its first life-cycle. It seems promising, but it’s obviously not enough when looking at the established lineups from the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, among others.
Another vehicle that Cadillac could make great use of would be a compact SUV or crossover that would compete in the relatively high-volume segment. According to a report from Bloomberg, such a Caddy would go “head-to-head” with the rear-wheel-drive BMW X3, while the Mercedes-Benz GLK would potentially be another direct opponent.. An Alpha-based Caddy crossover? Sounds like a winning formula to us.