A bit of bittersweet news for the GM crowd: the General is hard at work on a new platform for large RWD cars, dubbed “Omega”, and a Cadillac variant of that car is well underway. But a potential flagship sedan, ala the Ciel concept car, won’t make it.
Automotive News reports that the largest Cadillac was considered too expensive and too close to the Omega vehicle, which will compete with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other large luxury sedans. Styling cues from the Ciel will reportedly make it into the Omega sedan, and Cadillac is said to be looking at more niche vehicles as well.
Without knowing any of the internal factors that went into this decision, it’s disappointing to hear the news. Furthermore, one would think that a truly distinct vehicle like a four-door convertible would be a huge hit with the subset one percenters who must have the latest, greatest and flashiest ride. There would be nothing else like it on the road.