Why stop at BMW and Mercedes competitors?
Well, we can this for Cadillac: it’s got guts. Not only has it been pushing itself more and more upmarket in its quest to take on the best of Germany, it also has some plans to go after even bigger fish. According to a report coming from GM Inside News, Cadillac is supposedly looking into launching both a new SUV and sedan in the $250,000 - $300,000 range. That’s right. Cadillac is considering a competitor to the likes of the Bentley Bentayga as well as the upcoming SUV from Rolls-Royce and any other high-end luxury automaker.
This would be in addition to the also in development XT8 SUV, due around 2020. The so-called XT9 may not arrive until 2027. As far as the sedan goes, it would sit above the also upcoming CT8, a competitor to the likes of the BMW 7 Series. A CT9 likely won’t arrive until 2029 with a $300k price tag, aimed squarely at Bentley and Rolls-Royce sedans. Despite it being several years away, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the CT9 featuring electric propulsion. Remember, Porsche is already well underway in development with the production-spec Mission E sedan. This is the first we’ve heard of Cadillac’s long-term plans, so anything can change. Then again, Cadillac has made no secret of its desire to move higher up on the luxury scale.