Future Cadillac Models

Cadillac BRX

Cadillac will add its second crossover vehicle, in the form of the 2010 BRX in the spring of 2009. Smaller and more affordable than the Cadillac SRX, the BRX will be built on a long-wheelbase version of GM's theta platform that can accommodate both front- and all-wheel drive. The Cadillac Provoq concept shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show was a preview of how the compact crossover is expected to look. Power will come from a 3.6-liter V6 coupled to a standard six-speed automatic. This compact crossover will likely be built at GM's Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico and feature more than enough luxury features to justify its price, which should fall somewhere in the $35-$45K range.
Cadillac CTC

The 2010 Cadillac CTC will be a coupe version of the CTS sedan. It was shown in concept form at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The production version will ride on the same rear wheel drive platform as the sedan and use similar V6 engines. Given its size, the CTS coupe will most likely compete against the likes of the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz CLK when it arrives in the spring of 2009.
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is a full-size luxury SUV that promises to get around 20 mpg in city driving versus 12 mpg in city driving for the conventional gas model. Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told Inside Line that the Detroit luxury brand's first hybrid will cater to an "exclusive clientele." While the Escalade Hybrid's price has yet to be announced, Cadillac officials said to expect it to be close to a fully loaded conventional Escalade — around $66,000. While the Escalade Hybrid will deliver a significant increase in city fuel economy, Cadillac says the improvement in highway driving will be less dramatic — closer to an estimated 22 mpg versus the current 18 mpg in the conventional model. The Escalade Hybrid uses GM's two-mode hybrid system that is made up of an advanced electrically variable transmission (EVT) and a 300-volt nickel metal hydride battery pack. These systems work with the standard 6.0-liter V8 gas engine. The Escalade Hybrid delivers 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. The engine features GM's active fuel management system, which shuts off half the cylinders when less power is needed in situations such as highway cruising. There are no exterior changes to the Escalade Hybrid, except for badging. It may also be one of the few hybrids in the world with 22-inch wheels. In the cabin, the major change comes in the second row, where you can only get the hybrid with a bench seat and not captain's chairs. The rear seat has been modified because the battery pack is located under the floor of the second row.

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