NEW YORK -- Cadillac plans to make a limited-edition CTS-V coupe for an abbreviated 2015 model year, closing out a five-year run that helped the brand earn back credibility among luxury buyers.
Cadillac will share details about the model with dealers in a few weeks, spokesman David Caldwell confirmed. General Motors expects to produce "a few hundred" units before ending production by the fall, he said.
The 2015 V-series run won't include the current-generation CTS-V wagon and sedan. Production of those models will end sometime this summer, he said.
"We've put a lot of planning into how we are going to manage that transition," Caldwell said. "The V series is very important to the brand."
The next generation of CTS high-performance models is expected to arrive as early as next spring. Sedan and coupe versions are likely, but Cadillac isn't expected to keep the wagon in the lineup.
Cadillac's V-series line of racetrack-ready cars was introduced in 2004. The vehicles are equipped with supercharged V-8 engines and high-performance hardware, such as magnetic damping and Brembo brakes. The current-generation CTS-V coupe was launched in 2010.
The V series accounts for roughly 10 percent of CTS sales.