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Cadillac promises to build new flagship in Detroit in 2015by Justin King
As-yet-unnamed model will go into production in Q4 at Hamtramck assembly plant.
Cadillac has yet to announce a name for its upcoming flagship car, but that hasn't stopped the company from confirming a few extra details regarding its production plans.
The mystery model is promised to begin production by the fourth quarter of 2015 at General Motors' Hamtramck assembly plant on Detroit's east side, where technicians are already installing the necessary tooling to handle the job.
The company boasts that four of the seven current Cadillac models are built in Michigan, including the ELR at Detroit-Hamtramck and the CTS and ATS at Lansing Grand River.
"The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars," says the incoming Cadillac chief, Johan de Nysschen. "Currently in development, this new rear wheel drive-oriented sedan uses completely new, custom-designed materials on a unique vehicle architecture."
The new model will be positioned above the existing CTS and XTS, aiming to serve as a proper rival to range-topping sedans offered by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Recent reports suggest it could be called the LTS, though the name may not be officially confirmed until the model is unveiled early next year.