Cadillac Cancels Plans To Build A CT8 Flagship?

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Cadillac has done an excellent job over the past several years of reinventing itself and becoming a true competitor to German luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It hasn't been easy but Cadillac's efforts are finally paying off, as evidenced by a barrage of new and solid products like the CT6 flagship sedan. But as far back as 2014, we learned that Cadillac was interested in having an even larger sedan to do battle with the long-wheel-base versions of the 7 Series and S-Class. Today, however, we're hearing that plan has been axed.

According to the official Twitter page of Autoline, Cadillac has cancelled the CT8 program. Nothing official has been announced just yet, but there's one main theory behind the brand's reasoning: New SUVs and crossovers are more important. Makes sense considering those segments are where the luxury market has seen increased demand and will continue to do so in the coming years. Cadillac also recently scrapped plans for China-only long-wheelbase models. We've reached out to Cadillac seeking additional information and will update you once we know more.

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