Rumors of an upcoming full-size Cadillac flagship sedan have been rampantly circulating since the brand debuted the Ciel and Elmiraj concepts while GM was trademarking the LTS name. And when the flagship Caddy finally does arrive, likely in 2015, a Buick flagship will also surface.
Of the many things (besides a medium(ish)-duty pickup truck and next-gen Cruze hatchback) GM’s Mark Reuss revealed during a recent interview with Forbes was the possible direction for a flagship model for Buick. Reuss described the upcoming car as “a much more beautiful (Porsche) Panamera.”
If this vehicle is green-lit for production and makes it to showrooms, It’s unclear if it would utilize the same Omega vehicle architecture that will underpin Cadillac’s upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 rival, which we believe will be called LTS.
To give us some sort of hint, however, was the Opel Monza Concept from Frankfurt. Pictured above, the rakish concept did have more of a rounded off hiney akin to the Panamera, and with gull-wing doors to boot. And with plans for Opel, Vauxhall and Buick to share more products going forward, the Monza Concept could very well be our first look at what’s to come.