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Detroit-bound Cadillac Concept Teaser - Click above to enlarge

Under the typically dark veil of show-car secrecy, Cadillac has released a teaser image of a new concept that will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. As you'd expect, details are slim, but we've been assured that this is an entirely new concept and something we've not yet seen, which rules out the Voltec-powered Converj as well as the 3 Series-fighting ATS.

Dissecting the teaser a bit, we're pretty sure we see four doors, and we'll take Caddy's word that its "latest concept advances the brand's Art & Science philosophy." Other than that, we're in the dark, but wouldn't be terribly surprised if it were either a hint at something high-performance, environmentally responsibility or both. It could also be a preview of a new range-topping model from GM's luxury division.

In addition to the unknown concept car, Cadillac also plans to introduce Detroit show-goers to the production version of its 2011 CTS-V Coupe. Expect that model to add the normal V-spec performance accouterments to the drop-dead stunning CTS Coupe shape that was just shown off in LA. That means 556 horsepower and 551 lb-feet of torque from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, a choice of automatic and manual six-speed transmissions, a sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control and standard 19-inch alloy wheels. Production of the superfast two-door is slated for the summer of 2010.

There's not much more to say, but feel free to hit the jump for the official press release and be sure to gander at the concept's teaser image in high-res.

[Source: Cadillac]

PRESS RELEASE

NEW CADILLAC CONCEPT, CTS-V COUPE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR


DETROIT – Cadillac will premiere a new concept car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, the latest in its series of dynamic designs. This latest concept advances the brand's Art & Science philosophy that has included a series of acclaimed concept cars in recent years, such as the Cadillac Sixteen, CTS Coupe Concept and Converj. The 2011 CTS-V Coupe will make its world premiere in Detroit as well, and will enter into production in the summer of 2010.

About Cadillac

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and global expansion
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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm going to make a guess and say it's the Epsilon II based Cadillac we keep hearing about. It's clearly a sedan if you notice the two lit door handles and the front wheel arch appears to be wide while the back wheel arch (from what we can see) looks less pronounced.. indicating that this could be a FWD based car. But I could be entirely wrong. That's why I'm only guessing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am going to go with DTS replacement.
      It is about time they make a proper one of those.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LED headlights...hmm
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty much nothing on that picture will end up on the real car. It is sexy though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Those mirrors look bigger than the ones my Cadillac had. Of course mirrors where pretty much useless when merging into another lane.
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe not as extreme as ls7 is saying but I get his drift. You need only look at the LA auto show to see just how sexy GM concepts can be (Converj) and how staid their production iterations can end up (CTS Coupe)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you look at the wing mirrors on the CTS coupe? They weren't the same as the concept. How about the headlights? Not the same (in fact the concept had these headlights, the production has the same headlights as the other CTSes).

        This does look like a production grille though, which is why I said "pretty much".
        • 5 Years Ago
        You sure about that? Remember the CTS coupe?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Caddy is due for a new STS / DTS class car. Let this be it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Caddy is due for a new EVERY car except for the CTS. The DTS is on life support, the STS hasn't seen much love.

        If you go to a Cadillac dealer right now (I have), everyone is looking at SUVs and the salesmen are all geared toward selling SUVs. Time to rectify that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ATS
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever it is, I like what I see.
      • 5 Years Ago
      XTS?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh how I wish GM had enough money to make the engine cradle/hood-fenders-doors/rear subframe out of aluminum for the CTS... that would instantly make it loose 300-400lbs. Those changes alone would make CTS the fastest and best handling sport sedan. Not that it's bad as it is... just a tad too heavy for the 300hp V6.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you look at the high-def picture, it comes off as a big car.
      +1 for DTS/STS replacement.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever it is we will sell the hell out of it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A8/7 series/S-class fighter seems like the best bet to me. Personally, I think bringing in something smaller to be an A4/3 series/C-class fighter makes more sense than something bigger, but I doubt that will happen because they're probably getting a lot of cross-shopping.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I worded that poorly. I was speaking specifically about what they were bringing to the show.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They are building a 3series / A4 / C-class fighter. They showed a sneak peak of it in one of their ads... it's called the ATS.
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