The SRX is to remain the "small" Cadillac CUV while the new Escalade is to fill the "large" CUV market - similiar in size to the current Acadia, Traverse, and Enclave. The XTS sedan seems destined to remain in the Cadillac line-up as the "volume" large car, like the DeVille used to be. The new Omega-platform sedan replaces the defunct Seville (STS/SLS) as the top-rung in the Cadillac model range. The competition for the new flagship is the S-class, 7-series, Lexus LS, and Audi A8 - and the pricetag will match the competition. It will not be cheap. But Cadillac has found great success in its new ATS sedan, and has decided to move the ATS development and engineering team over to the flagship program intact. The ATS team is rumored to be the "smartest guys in the room" in terms of development and engineering, and Cadillac is keen to leverage this team for the Omega-platform program. This change in assignment also explains why the ATS coupe, wagon, and convertible models have been either cancelled (coupe/convertible) or delayed (wagon), since the assets of the ATS program have been redirected to the Omega program.
|Cadillac Sixteen Sedan (2003 concept)|
|Cadillac Ciel concept (2011)|