No direct successor to ATS, CTS when those models are renamed
April 1, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson
Cadillac will not replace the XTS when it reaches the end of its lifecycle in 2019 signalling the end of the funeral and stretch limousine business for GM's luxury brand, GMInsideNews can report.
With the introduction of the new range-topping -- for now -- CT6 revealed last night, Cadillac will realign their products to better take on its German competition.
"As we move into the future refining our sedan portfolio, there will be no direct successor to the CTS. There will be no direct successor to the ATS. There is no point to renaming those cars because in the future those cars will disappear," said Johan de Nysschen at a private reveal last night for the Cadillac CT6.
Probably the only model within the Cadillac range with a question mark next to its future is the XTS. But, de Nysschen was quick to put rumors to bed regarding Cadillac's front-wheel drive sedan.
"Ultimately, a car like XTS when it reaches the end of its lifecycle, will not be replaced."
While retail customers likely won't miss the XTS, one group most definitely will: coachbuilders of funeral cars and stretch limousines.
"We will not have a car that will lend itself to these kind of modifications and we will probably withdrawal from those markets."