A couple of years back, we stumbled upon a trademark filing from General Motors for the ‘LTS’ name intended to find its way on a “Large Touring Sedan,” in the future. It eventually became clear that ‘LTS’ was for Cadillac’s upcoming Omega-based full-size S-Class competitor, but a spokesperson for the brand recently told Car and Driver that may not be what the car will be called after all.
C&D does not say who the Cadillac insider was that informed them LTS may not be what the brand’s future full-size sedan is called, but the same person also said the company is toying with its naming strategy for future models. However it’s extremely likely the Omega-based four door will adopt a name similar to that of the CTS and ATS, even if it’s not called LTS.
The trademark for the ‘LTS’ is still live, so GM still owns the name. Because of this, we have no reason to believe that the LTS name won’t be used when the new full-size sedan is introduced late next year. The only question now is if its not called ‘LTS’, what will it be called?