Cadillac rumored of taking the STS, DTS out

Posted on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 , 14:08:13 byEmil

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Cadillac rumored of taking the STS, DTS out

Cadillac’s DTS and STS, nameplates, dating back, respectively, over 30 and 60 years, both have some cloudy futures. GM’s Hamtramck, Mich., plant that make the DTS (prior to 2005 known as DeVille) is now scheduled to switch to Volt production by Chevrolet in 2010. The STS (known formerly as Seville) is made at Lansing, Mich., Cadillac’s plant, that is expected to be ramping up the production of the more hot-selling CTS versions.

Speaking to Bloomberg, car consulting company Planning Edge’s Alan Baum is suggesting that “people still want Cadillacs [but] they want a very different car.”

With some coupe variant of the CTS is on the way, plus expected emphasis for more fuel efficient Escalade models (which are made in Arlington, Mexico and Texas), General Motors is remaining now mum on the rumors that the DTS and STS would be then replaced with 1 unit - potentially smaller, more efficient, below the CTS. The STS and DTS sales are down to respectively 24.7 and 13.9 percent, from the last year.