After about two and a half years, the American premium brand will begin selling full-size SUV with three-row cabin. As the company will be able to make the car in a short time? The answer is at the head of Cadillac Johan de Nayssen.
With the arrival of Johan de Nayssen to the position of President of the brand Cadillac his team do not have to be bored. American automaker is actively expanding its model range with a focus on SUV-type cars. New generation SRX debuted changed its name to XT5, and in the next few years, company will present three SUV to the public.
First, obviously, there will be a large crossover with three-row interior, the development of which confirmed the Cadillac boss. There is a plan to start selling new vehicle in the second half of 2018, i.e. it is logical to expect debut in the beginning of the same year. The accelerated pace of developing new SUVs explained by C1XX platform flexibility, which formed the basis of the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia, and ultimately destined successors Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. “It’s one of the advantages of architecture. We can make it longer and wider to create a machine very quickly and not from scratch”, – explained de Nayssen in an interview with the Automotive News. According to him, the engineers are working literally at record speed.
In addition, besides the giant Cadillac Crossover SUV will offer two sizes for more modest XT5. By the way, just XT5 has already received a lot of good reviews for the driving properties.
The full-size Escalade will remain in Cadillac model line. Furthermore, Johan de Nayssen not going to framed body SUV to a crossover vehicle with a monocoque body.
One of the nearest Cadillac brand objectives – to electrify the model line. The first plug-in hybrid will be released later this year on the basis of Cadillac CT6 sedan.