Yesterday evening, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen took to the hot seat on Autoline to answer some deeper questions surrounding the brand and its rebirth. Towards the end of the conversation, though, de Nysschen answered a question many have on their minds.
Over the next five years, Cadillac will introduce not three, not six, but 11 new vehicles. de Nysschen originally did not offer up when we would see the new product, but when pushed for a timeline, he immediately cleared it up with the five-year timetable.
Let’s take a moment to sort out what we may be talking about here. There are three additional crossovers coming to the Cadillac portfolio by 2020, likely two smaller than the 2017 Cadillac XT5, and one larger. The Cadillac CTS and ATS are also due for renaming, along with a refresh, so let’s count them, too.
There’s also word of the sub-ATS sized sedan on the way, too, poised to take on the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. Finally, let’s mark a new Escalade in with the next-generation of pickups and SUVs around the corner.
Even with our logical guesstimates, that’s only seven products. We could get wild and outlandish to fill the four other products, but we’ll save those thoughts for another time. What we do know is those 11 new products don’t include a large, flagship sedan.