With the arrival of Johan de Nisshena to head the Cadillac in the US premium brands began active work aimed at strengthening the position on the domestic automotive market. In the past year, sales of Cadillac decreased by 6.5% in the US market, but rose 5% globally.
By 2020, Cadillac plans to increase the range of eight models, which are investing in the development of the order of 12 billion dollars. One of the novelties is a compact crossover, but its output will be held not earlier than a few years. In an interview with Reuters during a motor show in Washington de Nisshen said that the crossover will be released approximately 4 years. Earlier, reporters Autoblog he reported that the yield can be expected about 2018.
It should be noted that sales of compact crossover now grow and competition intensifies. In the premium segment represented SUV such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Linkoln MKC, Lexus NX and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. But to the exit from the Cadillac crossover could change the balance of power in the market.
The plans also include the creation of Cadillac new flagship sedan, which will be the most expensive model of the American brand. His debut will take place at this year’s motor show in New Yorke.Takzhe plans to introduce diesel-powered vehicles on the European market in 2019, and later at home.