Cadillac's Three-Row Crossover to Share its Platform With the LTS?

Cadillac is reportedly working on a new three-row crossover that will share its platform with the upcoming LTS flagship sedan.


The plan for a three-row Cadillac crossover isn’t new, but the latest report claims that plans for a Lambda-based Cadillac may be scrapped. The Lambda platform is used for GM’s other crossovers, like the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, but GM reportedly feels that it would be too hard to differentiate a Lambda-based Cadillac from the rest of the GM SUVs. Now Cadillac may have a new plan.
Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus recently spoke to Car and Driver, where he suggested that a new crossover is in the works. Instead of basing the three-row crossover on the existing Lambda platform, Cadillac may use its new Omega platform. The Omega platform is going to be used as the basis for Cadillac’s upcoming flagship sedan, which is expected to be called the LTS.

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“Our future is rear-wheel drive and, of course, all-wheel drive that we will offer where required and appropriate,” Uwe Ellinghaus, said. “So expect future SUVS from Cadillac to be rear-wheel-derived, particularly big ones.”

The smaller next-generation SRX will continue to offer front-wheel-drive. Basing the new three-row crossover on the Omega platform will help GM reduce costs, since the LTS sedan is expected to be a low volume model.

Source: Car and Driver