Cadillac President Confirms New CT5, Will Replace The ATS, CTS, And XTS

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has confirmed plans to eliminate a number of sedans as the company tries to accommodate customers who can’t get enough crossovers.

Speaking with Reuters, de Nysschen confirmed “We have to rebalance our sedan portfolio” and this will spell the end for the ATS, CTS, and XTS. The models won’t be phased out overnight but the company doesn’t plan to replace them once their lifecycles end in 2019.

Instead, the company will launch an all-new CT5 which is designed to appeal customers looking for a sedan that costs between $35,000 and $45,000. For comparison, the ATS starts $34,595 while the CTS and XTS both start around $45,500.

The CT5 will eventually be joined by a new entry-level sedan that will compete with models such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA.

Despite previous reports, the CT6 will continue to be a mainstay of Cadillac’s lineup and will serve as the brand’s flagship sedan.

Cadillac needs more crossovers and relief is coming in the form of the all-new XT4. It will be joined by a new three-row crossover which is slated to be introduced by 2019.

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