Yesterday, we reported Cadillac may have to pump the brakes on its expansive product reinvigoration. However, the man himself, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, has come forth to set the record straight.
The initial report and intel come from The Detroit Bureau, where de Nysschen left an extensive response to the information reported. To set the record straight, de Nysschen noted a few things.
Foremost, he reinforces Cadillac and General Motors are in the midst of a five-year plan and the flagship sedan program has indeed been cancelled. But, and it’s a major but, Cadillac will have a flagship vehicle; it’s not a sedan, though.
“There will be a flagship, but given the segment development, it will not be a large four-door sedan,” de Nysschen wrote.
He then spills what is confirmed for Cadillac’s future, stating substantial costs have already been committed to each program. Per de Nysschen, here is the future of Cadillac:
We ARE planning a Cadillac flagship which will NOT be a 4 door sedan;
We ARE planning a large crossover beneath Escalade;
We ARE planning a compact crossover beneath XT5;
We ARE planning a comprehensive enhancement to CT6 later during life cycle;
We ARE planning a major refresh for XTS;
We ARE planning a new Lux 3 sedan entry;
We ARE planning a new Lux 2 sedan entry;
He followed the greatest amount of transparency we’ve seen in awhile with, “I trust these unusually transparent insights which I have shared, will allay the fears of thousands of Cadillac fans who will greet your article with justified consternation.”
So, there you have it. Cadillac’s roadmap has been laid out by the boss man himself. It doesn’t get clearer than this, folks.