Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

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    Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has repeatedly said the company is developing a new flagship sedan so it's a tad surprising to learn that Autoline is reporting the CT8 has been cancelled.
    Nothing is official as of yet but Autoline is suggesting the model was likely killed off due to consumer preferences for crossovers and SUVs.
    If the report is true, it's a bit of a blow for de Nysschen who has previously said the model would be launched by 2020 and go head-to-head with the long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes S Class. Little else was known about the car but it was slated to ride on an extended version of the Omega platform and be powered by an all-new V8 engine that was exclusive to Cadillac. It remains unclear if the engine is also getting the axe but de Nysschen has previously described it as "mega powerful" and "highly efficient."
    The report also sheds some doubt on rumors that Cadillac is considering an ultra-luxury sedan to battle Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The model is rumored to go on sale sometime around 2027 and cost approximately $300,000.
    Source: Autoline via Road & Trackllac-ct8-reportedly-axed
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/11604051...eportedly-axed

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    Re: Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    Whoa!!
    Change the title to "Cadillac grows clue, figures out it needs CUV's before all else!"
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    Re: Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Whoa!!
    Change the title to "Cadillac finally grows a clue and figures out it needs CUV's before all else!"
    Terrible news. If thats true.
    Last edited by bronx13; 04-05-2016 at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    I said in previous threads that the CT8 would never be built. You would have to be a GM kool-aid drinker to ever belief otherwise......

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    Re: Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    I'll wait to hear it from JdN. Autoline doesn't have the best track record

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    Re: Cadillac CT8, America's Mercedes S-Class Competitor, Has Been Cancelled

    I posted my comments on the "News" part of the Caddy forum. We've been saying this forever....
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