New Cadillac model blitz for the UK

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2 Apr, 2014 12:41pm Jonathan Burn

The Cadillac ATS and CTS saloons will be joined by four new models in the UK

Cadillac will introduce a raft of new models in European markets over the next 18 months, including the UK. After several failed attempts to try and crack Europe, Cadillac is hopeful its latest product blitz will establish it as a genuine alternative to the established premium players.

Spearheading the production expansion will be the new third-generation CTS. Now on sale in Europe and in the UK, the executive saloon is only available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Tony Roma, Chief Engineer of Performance Luxury Cars at Cadillac also revealed a hot V8-powered CTS-V will also arrive in British showrooms soon. The smaller BMW 3 Series-sized Cadillac ATS is also currently on sale.

Later this year, the ATS Coupe – a rival for the recently introduced BMW 4 Series – will also be launched, set to be followed by a stretched version of the Escalade SUV. Completing the six-car lineup will be Cadillac’s electric hybrid coupe, the ELR, which will launch at the back end of 2015.

Cadillac’s appeal in the UK will be limited by a lack of right-hand drive. Speaking to Tony Roma at the CTS launch, he revealed there has to be a viable business case before right-hand drive models can be considered.

“Ideally we’d also like to see a diesel engine. We’re working on it but it’s still several years off,” said Roma. “For Europe it would need to be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor.”

Currently, Cadillac only has one dealership located in Manchester. There is talk of expanding but as of yet there are no official plans.

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If there is no right hand drive, then don't even bother. The very few that want them with LHD can import them from Europe.

It's owned by general motors. So it most certainly will come in right hand drive.

CTS-V Wagon with manual box please. I can't afford it now, but given the fact that they won't import it, I don't think that matters.

Anyone remember Chevrolet?

In Australia all these cars ARE RHD as its law here.

Why? We dont want or like American cars, because they are largely AMERICAN. Or Korean, and not the good kind, the Daewoo kind.

Nah.

I love American cars,we go to the states a lot and it is the only country where you see the cars and go wow! The Chevys the Dodges and Cadillacs and Lincolns,They are fantastic, I really look forward to having a hire car and try to get a different make every time. Yes there are a few German boxes around and the Japs have tried to do trucks but they can't beat the Rams and GMC machines.

Same here, they are a great novelty, their ridiculous oversizedness, wierd magic carpet ride. But novelty is all they are, theyre, in reality, crap.

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