Cadillac shows dealers convertible renderingTue, 28 Oct 2014
Cadillac is getting serious about revitalizing and expanding its lineup, and to that end, a new report claims that brand boss Johan de Nysschen has been showing plans for several new models to the marque's dealer body – among them, a new convertible.
The droptop which Cadillac reportedly showed its dealers in sketch form, would be based on the same platform as the ATS and CTS, those it's unclear to which (if either) of those model lines the new convertible would be added, or whether the design features a canvas or folding hardtop roof. One way or another, it would be the first time Cadillac would offer a convertible since the Corvette-based XLR roadster was discontinued more than five years ago.
Quoting an unnamed brand spokesperson, Cadillac would "like to introduce an open car to the portfolio at some point," however, "it's not likely to be one of the near-term portfolio additions."
According to Automotive News, the convertible isn't the only model under development which Cadillac showed its dealers. Among the others were a small crossover, a large crossover (to slot in between the SRX and Escalade) and even an entry-level sedan to undercut the ATS.
By Noah Joseph
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