Cadillac's "3-Series" Launch Time Frame
GM didn't announce a time frame, so GMI will instead.
October 29, 2010
By: Nick Saporito
Yesterday General Motors announced a $190 Million investment into their Lansing Grand River assembly plant for an upcoming Cadillac small car. While GM brass acknowledged the new Cadillac will be competing with the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes Benz C-Class, they neglected to announce a time frame for the car.
Known by the public as the "ATS," this new Cadillac will be the first product to debut on GM's new Alpha rear-wheel drive architecture. According to sources the car will have an all-new four-cylinder engine standard, while GM's 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder and a V-6 will be optional. The V-Series model is expected to carry on the tradition of having a V-8 under the hood.
GMI has confirmed with two independent sources the current time frame for all model variations of the upcoming Cadillac. The same sources also state that the car will be hitting the IVER stage of development soon. See the below list for the current time frame:
- Sedan - fall 2012 (2013 model)
- Coupe - nine months after sedan (2014 model)
- Convertible - nine months after coupe (2014.5 model)
- V-Series - NA (2015 model)