Now that that’s been said, the Cadillac chief did share some more interesting news about the luxury brand’s two other sedans. Specifically, de Nysschen stated the Cadillac CTS and Cadillac ATS will not receive “natural successors” and Cadillac wants to “rebalance [its] sedan portfolio.”
He made the comments when speaking to Jalopnik about the rumored death of the Cadillac CT6, but what he means by “natural successors” isn’t totally clear; de Nysschen then said the product restructuring will ultimately result in three Cadillac sedans of which the CT6 will be the “senior”.
“The vehicles that are under development as you and I speak will have the net result that Cadillac ultimately will have three sedan entries, of which CT6 will be the most senior,” de Nysschen told Jalopnik.
“We will be able to much more clearly separate the market position, both in terms of target customer demographics, in terms of market segments and in terms of price points between these three sedan lineups.”
Keeping in mind the CT6 is so far being referred to as the range-topping sedan, we can interpret this info in various ways:
- The replacements for the ATS and CTS could become larger or smaller, thus giving more room for the CT6 full-size to compete and better differentiating the nameplates
- The ATS could go away and a smaller (possibly front-drive) Cadillac sedan could take its place
- The replacement for the ATS and CTS is combined into one vehicle, while a new sedan arrives to make up the third car
- The replacements for the ATS and CTS may not be “traditional” sedans but rather adopt a liftback configuration, as previewed by the Escala concept
Those are simply speculative thoughts, but one thing is certain: Cadillac’s portfolio is about to change greatly.