Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently stated that the brand is going to start tracking its own performance more separately from the rest of General Motors to give the marque the ability to fund a new, likely exclusive engine architecture.
De Nysschen stated this during an interview with Automobile Magazine, elaborating that the new engine family would be “highly modular and [could] be structured for four, six or eight cylinders, not only with performance in mind but it must perform better and be more efficient than the old engines.”
Because China is such a promising market for the brand presently, the new engine family would likely start with efficient, small-displacement engines geared toward that market, according to de Nysschen. Obviously, this means that four-cylinder engines would be among the very first produced; six- and eight-cylinder engines would follow later in the decade, the largest of which would likely power a halo car or two to follow and surpass the coming 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan.
While Johan de Nysschen shared that he’s hoping to keep this new engine family exclusive to the Cadillac brand, he also admitted that there might be some willingness to share with other General Motors marques.