Cadillac dealerships have a long wait before these new models are finally available.
Cadillac's model lineup is set to change in name and in size, but these changes will happen slowly. No brand new models are set to arrive until mid-2018, but there are name changes coming. Here is what we know so far, courtesy of Automotive News. A CT3 sedan will slot under the ATS and rival the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3. The ATS will drop its base 2.5-liter engine and stick with the 2.0-liter turbo as the new base powertrain. It will be renamed the CT4 to match Cadillac's new nomenclature.
The CTS will be replaced by the CT5 with a possible coupe model in 2019. The XTS has become redundant with the arrival of the CT6 and will probably be killed off by 2019. Cadillac is also planning a range-topping CT8 sedan, but no timetable has been set. The automaker's priorities are crossovers, so it will be interesting to see if a CT3 or CT8 get built at all. A compact crossover called the XT2 will rival the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1 by 2020. The XT3 will go up against the Audi Q3 and BMW X3 and is set to be revealed in 2018 as a 2019 model. The XT5 is still pretty new, but a 2.0-liter engine will probably join the V6 along with a refresh. By 2017 the XT5 will spawn a long-wheelbase model called the XT7.
The Escalade should get a new 10-speed automatic in 2017 followed by a redesign in 2020. Finally, the most exciting news is some speculation that a mid-engined Corvette could also be a Cadillac model. This could be the most exciting model in the works for Cadillac, but because crossovers are so important we wouldn't see this sports car until around 2021 if ever.