DETROIT -- Still seeking the best strategy to compete with global luxury brands, Cadillac plans to match BMW's three-car tactic of small, medium and large.
Cadillac plans a large sedan, which will replace the DTS and STS, by the 2012 model year.
Cadillac will expand offerings of its medium-sized car, the CTS, with a coupe in mid-2010. Finally, a baby Cadillac is expected for the 2012 model year. A sedan, coupe and possibly a convertible would be sized close to the previous-generation BMW 3 series.
Meanwhile, Cadillacs will continue to have angular lines, but the lines will be softened as seen in the 2010 SRX .
The future of Cadillac's full-sized trucks is fuzzy as General Motors Co. considers downsizing its models.
Here are highlights of Cadillac's plans for the 2010-12 model years.
Small Cadillac: A small, entry-level Cadillac is expected for the 2012 model year. The car would be developed on GM's new global, rear-drive Alpha vehicle platform and positioned below the CTS. A hybrid version is being considered.
CTS: The CTS added a wagon this year, called the Sport Wagon. A coupe is coming in the 2010 model year.
The next-generation CTS will be smaller and lighter, debuting in the 2013 model year or later.