As we’ve stated before, General Motors’ Cadillac division will construct its new flagship at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, alongside the Chevrolet Volt and Impala, 2016 Buick LaCrosse, and Cadillac ELR. Expected to be based on the new Omega platform, the upcoming Cadillac flagship is part of a previously announced $384 million investment in the facility, while also being the fourth Cadillac in production to be built in Michigan, out of seven vehicles total. Five of the seven are currently built in America, though that number is anticipated to grow.
Volume-wise, we expect around 20,000 Cadillac flagships to be built for its inaugural year. That’s enough units to go toe-to-toe with the segment-leading Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You read it here first. Secondly, the big Cadillac will debut at a high-profile auto show during the first-half of next year, and will be in dealerships by Q4 2015.
Now, we’ve stood by the facts that the Omega-based Cadillac flagship (codenamed O1SL) will be called ‘LTS,’ however multiple sources and reports have told us that the name may not stick for the 2016-model-year Cadillac. What could it be? This might be one of the best-kept secrets of the full-size RWD sedan. But if we had to put our chips on a name, we could see either the Ciel or Elmiraj badge replacing the Cadillac LTS name. Both names were well-received, and both represented breathtaking Cadillac flagship concepts.