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Cadillac Lineup Largely Unchanged For 2018

Cadillac Lineup Largely Unchanged For 2018

In the General Motors world, next year’s model information always leaks by way of the company’s own fleet order guide. Thus far a good chunk of the company’s 2018 lineup is already published, including all Cadillac models except for the Escalade and XTS. Despite the antics of a Cadillac in the midst of a major product offensive, 2018 doesn’t appear to be Cadillac’s year for bombshells.

The brand’s alpha cars, the ATS and CTS, are largely unchanged for 2018. Aside from the typical exterior color changes, both models are gaining an automatic heated steering wheel and Cadillac User Experience. While the heated steering wheel is not a new thing on either vehicles, it will now engage when the vehicle is remote started (assuming the car feels it’s cold out).

Cadillac’s flagship, the CT6, is also gaining the automatic heated steering wheel as well as automatic ventilated seats. CT6 is also gaining several small changes, such as a more automated adaptive cruise control system and braking support with the car’s park assist system. The added automation is undoubtedly stemming from the addition of Super Cruise on the CT6.

The brand’s sole crossover, the XT5, is gaining the same features noted above on the CT6.

So far the only unknowns for the 2018 Cadillac lineup are the Escalade and XTS. We’ve already seen the 2018 XTS, which is getting a design refresh for 2018. The refresh is why GM hasn’t tipped its hat on the order guide just yet.

As for the Escalade, there’s been rumors of a refresh for it as well. It is worth noting that the Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon models are also missing from the 2018 fleet guide, a further indicator that perhaps the whole product line is getting a tweaking for 2018.

 





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. 2b2
    Andrew_L
    I think the luxury market is a little different but I could be wrong on that. It's down there too but not as drastic last time I looked.


    oh yeah ...at least if you're german...for now
    CobaltSSKing
    sdotjoe
    That's all fine and dandy but we've supposedly been under an onslaught of new Caddys since 2009, give or take a year or two. When will this revitalization be complete? Also for the new ATS/CTS replacement, they need to have all variants available on launch.


    Andrew_L
    Considering how they launched the ATS and CTS historically I'm willing to bet they won't. Sedans first then a year or so till coupe variants and another year for possibly convertible for ATS replacement which has been rumored for a long time.


    Also, the original next gen plans were changed at the 11th hour postponing things even further.
    CmicasatheGreatXvX
    sdotjoe
    That's all fine and dandy but we've supposedly been under an onslaught of new Caddys since 2009, give or take a year or two. When will this revitalization be complete? Also for the new ATS/CTS replacement, they need to have all variants available on launch.


    But we didn't.. and that's that. I don't think anyone believed that after a huge BK of a 100 year old company, GM's first priority would be massive redo of the entire Cadillac portfolio. Instead in 2010-11 they slimmed it down, getting rid of the STS and XLR while investing money in projects that insured profit. With exception to the ATS,the current crop of Cadillacs in each of their respective classes are still considered to be 1 or 2 in the class. The lack of sales of some models such as the CTS, really has more to do with a drop of variants, no marketing that I can think of, and an industry wide favoritism of CUVs. To my point about the CTS.. still after 4.5 years on the market.. it remains quite high in its class... recently placing second to the brand new.. freshly minted EClass in a C&D comparison.

    I agree whole-heartedly that the replacements for both the ATS and CTS need to be a fleshed out as the EClass in terms of variation, CUV market be damned.. some of us don't want car based luxury CUVs.. we want luxury CARS.
    Andrew_L
    2b2
    I thought the meant no more multiple bodystyles;

    just a sedan OR a coupe OR a copout-CLS-thingie per size-slot

    tho

    prolley ALL on the same architecture


    I think the luxury market is a little different but I could be wrong on that. It's down there too but not as drastic last time I looked.
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