At the 2015 Washington State Auto Show, Cadillac president, Jahan de Nysschen, addressed the media regarding the brand’s upcoming product offensive. Specifically, the two cars in question were the small crossover SUV and the flagship CT6.
According to de Nysschen, the small SUV will debut along with Cadillac’s normal product cycles. This means that there is currently no hard-set date for it to be revealed, but the Caddy boss did say that it will be at least four years before we see it. De Nysschen did add a little more clarity to the vehicle, but not too much, by stating that is will be priced under the $68,000 Escalade. That doesn’t tell us much, as Cadillac already has that in the SRX, but I would venture to say that this new SUV will come in under the $38,000 SRX too.
The small crossover is a huge undertaking for the luxury brand and it is right to take a little time in developing it. Cadillac has been on the skids a bit in the U.S., thanks to a 6.5-percent drop in sales last year, but a small crossover is certain to inject some life, given it is done well.
Moving onto the CT6, de Nysschen mentioned that the new sedan will indeed be revealed on March 31, 2015 at the New York Auto Show. Reporters queried de Nysschen on the CT6’s pricing, but he would only state that it would be the most expensive car in Caddy’s lineup.
Additionally, de Nysschen also addressed the use of diesel power in Cadillac cars and SUVs. He assured the reporters that the brand will certainly have diesel power in Europe starting in late-2017. He also said that diesels will then make their way to the U.S.
It looks like Cadillac certainly has some huge plans in the future, I just hope the de Nysschen doesn’t make a bunch of changes then ditch the company midway through. Infiniti is still trying to regroup to this day after getting dumped by the new Caddy president following a full naming change and the introduction of a concept performance sedan that now seems to be getting tossed onto the scrap heap.