Cadillac is considering a convertible and compact sedan
The Cadillac division at General Motors is currently considering a product expansion that would see it release both a convertible model and a compact sedan. This is according to Automotive News, which has reported on a secret meeting between General Motors executives and select groups of car dealers that took place in September.
At this meeting, the folks at Cadillac showed off a “a slew of future vehicles” to the dealers in order to indicate the direction that the brand is taking, some of which are under consideration, while others are already set for production, although Cadillac officials refused to confirm any of this news officially to Jalopnik.
While no further details on Cadillac’s plans were leaked, Left Lane News believes that the proposed convertible may be an open air version of the ATS sedan. Mark Reuss, who was the president of General Motors North America at the time, stated back in 2012 that an ATS convertible was “pretty much designed” but that management was holding back a final decision.
A new compact sedan which will slot beneath the current ATS was also discussed at the dealer meeting. The small Cadillac sedan was first rumored back in August, and was expected to utilize a rear-wheel drive and compete directly with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. Neither of the vehicles had a time frame attached to them, unfortunately.