Cadillac and Saab may get new crossovers

Business Materials 16 January 2007 14:44 (UTC +04:00)

(autoinsidernews) - General Motors is considering expanding its lineup of crossovers with a vehicle for Saab and Cadillac. General Motors is launching three new crossover models this year вЂ" the Saturn Outlook (shown), GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave вЂ" which are all based on GM's Lambda architecture.

I'd like to see a nice Cadillac crossover, and I'd like to see a Saab crossover, said GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. GM's product czar wouldn't confirm that the new crossovers are a done deal. In typical Lutz fashion, he added, obviously, the fact that I mention it would lead you to believe that we're certainly thinking about it.

The new Cadillac crossover would replace the brand's underperforming SRX, and would be built on the same Sigma architecture as the new CTS sedan. The new CTS-based crossover could be on the market in less than three years, reports Trend.

Cadillac's general manager, Jim Taylor, also said that the brand is looking at features that would help to boost sales of Cadillac's SRX.

Saab's general manager, Jay Spenchian, expects the brand to get a new small crossover in the next two to three years.