The market shift to crossovers and SUVs has taken a new victim. Autoline has received word that the flagship Cadillac CT8 program has been cancelled.
The news source tweeted the information to their official Twitter page, but we have yet to hear anything official from Cadillac itself on the matter. However, it doesn’t seem unlikely.
Cadillac has been busy investing rapidly into new crossovers and SUVs as analysts predict a more permanent shift to the body style for the entire market. The news also follows Cadillac’s move to scrap long wheelbase models for China, in favor of a global “right size.”
Concrete information on the Cadillac CT8 was never brought to light, but it was nearly a given the luxury sedan would ride on the Omega platform and offer an even longer wheelbase than the 2016 Cadillac CT6. According to our intel, rear seat passengers were to be emphasized in the flagship sedan.
Has Cadillac made a smart decision to allocate investment elsewhere, or has it made a dire mistake by foregoing a flagship sedan? The news asks more questions than it answers. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.