Current reports suggest the model could be named LTS, a name which Cadillac reportedly trademarked last year.
The large model will be roughly similar in size to the new S-class and is based on an all-new platform. The new Cadillac is likely to replace today’s front-drive XTS, which is based on the long-wheelbase version of GM’s Epsilon platform.
Dubbed Omega, the new architecture will be natively rear-wheel drive and also offer a four-wheel-drive option. Omega is also stretchable, meaning a long-wheelbase version of the new flagship is also likely. Such a model would be ideal for the brand’s assault on the booming Chinese market for premium cars.
The styling of the new model was previewed last summer by the extravagant Elmiraj coupé and the Ciel concept, an executive-sized four-seater convertible.
Although this test mule wears heavy camouflage, visible styling elements include its thin, vertical headlights and large front grille.