GM hints at new large sedan in Instagram post.
After Ford said goodbye to the last of its remaining sedans a couple of years ago--because they were being dominated by SUV and crossover sales--we had to wonder which manufacturer was next. An industry analyst predicted in the first half of 2018 that General Motors would follow suit and that's the way it seems to be going. The long-running Chevrolet Impala is gone and Buick no longer offers a single sedan in its lineup. That said, based on its latest Instagram post, perhaps GM isn't done with new four doors just yet.
In the social media post, General Motors Design shared a sketch of a low-slung sedan by Kevin Nougarede, Lead Exterior Designer for GM. The sketch was accompanied by the line "...showing how easily a strong volume statement can translate closer to production." From past experience, we know that automakers rarely hint at something unless there is some truth to it. Then again, it could simply be GM looking for some online engagement and nothing more. The sedan itself has exceptionally slim taillights and a fastback-like rear end not unlike that of a Porsche Panamera.
The wheels are disproportionately large and concept-like. Without any view of the front-end, that's all we really know. If this is indeed the beginnings of a production model, there's no telling for certain whether it could slot into the Chevrolet, Buick, or Cadillac lineups - or even something else. But a return to old-school American luxury sedans, even if there is a silent electric motor doing its thing beneath the surface, isn't something we'd complain about. On that note, could this sketch be hinting at Cadillac's upcoming Celestiq flagship electric sedan? Details are sketchy on what the Celestiq will look like, but this sketch does appear to be something large and sleek, so it fits the bill. We'll have to wait and see.