Cadillac simply lacks the credentials to warrant its success in the European market at the present. No right-hand drive models, and not one diesel engine offering, makes the brand an extremely tough sell on the continent.
While it’s less of a factor for the U.S. market, where gasoline engines rein supreme, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has not only confirmed the development of diesel engines for the brand, but said they will “definitely” be coming to the U.S, according to Automotive News.
During a press event, de Nysschen noted four- and six-cylinder diesel engines are in the works, and they will first debut for the European market around 2019, with the U.S. next on the list to receive the new engines.
“We will definitely bring them to the U.S.,” de Nysschen said.
Pressed for specifics, de Nysschen was quiet on which models would be candidates for diesel offerings. Educated inferences could point to the indirect successors of the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS as likely candidates, however.