Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cadillac confirmed Lambda-based Crossover

 It’s not the first time we hear about a 7-passenger crossover, but this time it’s decidedly official. Cadillac has confirmed a large crossover based on the GM’s Lambda platform architecture. This was the same platform used for the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia.

In a recent interview Karl Stracke, the automaker’s vice president of global engineering, said that a Lambda-based Cadillac crossover is absolutely a go.

And while we have a confirmation on the reveal, the rest is simple speculation. The exterior design will be inspired by the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept unveiled this year in Detroit. The exterior will see vertical headlamps and taillights packed with LEDs and integrated light pipes along with long, flowing body lines as seen in the concept. Under the hood there will be a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 with turbocharging.