DETROIT -- Cadillac is considering a convertible that would be built on the platform that underpins the CTS and ATS sedans, General Motors executives recently told dealers.
GM showed an image of the droptop to hundreds of dealers last month during a meeting in Las Vegas, according to several people who attended.
The model was among a slew of future vehicles that dealers were shown by new global Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen and his team as a glimpse of the brand's product direction.
Dealers also were told of plans for a small crossover, a larger crossover that would be slotted between the SRX and Escalade, and an entry-level sedan that would fit below the ATS.
A Cadillac spokesman wouldn't confirm whether dealers were shown a sketch of a convertible.
He said Cadillac would "like to introduce an open car to the portfolio at some point," but that "it's not likely to be one of the near-term portfolio additions."
It's unclear whether the CTS, ATS or both nameplates would be slated for a future convertible.
In 2012, Mark Reuss, then-president of GM North America and now the company's product chief, told Automotive News that the engineering work for a convertible version of the ATS was "pretty much designed" but that a decision on whether to do the droptop had been put on hold.
Cadillac hasn't had a convertible in its lineup since the XLR roadster was phased out after the 2009 model year.