Cadillac has confirmed to Top Gearthat their range-topping full size sedan, which will likely be called the LTS, will make its debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We shouldn’t be totally surprised though, as the full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class competitor has been right under our noses for several years.
In 2011, Cadillac debuted the incredibly good-looking Ciel concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a full-size convertible coupe that paid homage to the cars that helped make Cadillac famous. Two years later, Cadillac revealed their Elmiraj concept, an even more handsome full-size coupe which embodied the first hints of Cadillac’s future ‘Art and Science’ design philosophy. Now, we can expect the coup de gras: Cadillac’s full-size luxury LTS sedan at next year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Cadillac isn’t saying much about the rumored LTS, but a Cadillac insider did say that “the design of the car is now locked somewhere between the CTS and the Elmiraj, and it will be built using an aircraft-style mixed materials strategy. So not exclusively aluminum like Jaguar and Audi. And not all steel or carbon fibre like others.”
The Cadillac LTS will be designed to compete with the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series and will be the first car built on GM’s ‘Omega’ platform. Power will come from either a twin-turbo V6 or V8, and it will be rear-wheel drive.
Here at DeVoe Cadillac, we cannot wait to see what Cadillac has in store for the LTS. Is it 2015 yet?