S-Class competitor likely to take styling cues from Elmiraj concept

Cadillac has announced a new top-end model will be joining the lineup for the 2016 model year.

Starting in the fourth quarter of 2015, Cadillac will utilize the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for a new unnamed sedan. The same plant currently builds the Cadillac ELR; Chevrolet Volt, Impala, and Malibu; Holden Volt; and Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.

All signs point to the new Cadillac taking on some of the styling cues of the Elmiraj concept shown last year.

“The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “Currently in development, this new rear wheel drive-oriented sedan uses completely new, custom-designed materials on a unique vehicle architecture.

“In addition to new technology in the car itself, we are instituting innovative manufacturing techniques to assemble it with the precision deserving of a luxury make.”

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