Cadillac could create a new lineup of premium luxury sedans that will include hybrid and electric versions.
General Motors is likely to give Cadillac approval to proceed with the brand’s Omega project, which will focus on creating the luxury-vehicle line, later this year, according to The Detroit Bureau, an automobile-industry daily.
The Omega project’s flagship will be based on Cadillac’s Ceil concept car, which was displayed at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance recently and received a positive response from attendees, The Detroit Bureau reports.
The Ceil, a convertible that has subtle tailfins and rear-hinge “suicide doors,” is expected to influence the Omega’s design aesthetic. GM and Cadillac haven’t determined whether the Omega will debut as a convertible or a sedan, according to The Detroit Bureau.
The Omega line will be a step above Cadillac’s current XLR series and will be aimed at the consumer market for luxury vehicles. Cadillac also expects to create plug-in electric and hybrid variants in the Omega line.