As of right now, Cadillac is one of the few luxury automakers without a convertible in its portfolio. Its German rivals over at BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi all offer an open top model, and now the brand is ready to respond, according to a report from Automotive News.
At last month’s Cadillac dealer meeting in Las Vegas, Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen showed dealers a multitude of future models from the brand that included a new convertible based on the Alpha platform platform, those who attended the meeting confirmed. There is still little information surrounding the convertible model, and a Cadillac spokesperson refused to tell AN if dealers were shown a sketch of the car, but confirmed the brand would “like to introduce an open car to the portfolio at some point.”
GM’s product head, Mark Reuss, said in 2012 that an ATS convertible had already been “pretty much designed” but that the project was on hold. It’s now been green lit, but for some reason, Cadillac says a convertible is “not likely to be one of the near-term portfolio additions.”
Cadillac also told dealers that it plans to introduce two crossovers, one smaller than the SRX (and its XT5 replacement) and one larger, as well as a compact sedan to slot in below the ATS. AN did not provide a timeline for any of the products, but we’re expecting nearly all of them to arrive before 2020.