ATS: Cadillac will launch its compact in mid- to late 2012 as a 2013 model. It's based on GM's new Alpha rwd platform and will come in a four-door sedan and two-door coupe. All-wheel drive will be an option. Engine choices probably will include a 3.0-liter V-6 or a 3.6-liter V-6 and probably a four-cylinder.
Cadillac probably will follow with a convertible version within a year. Expect a V-series performance offering by 2015. Cadillac might introduce an ATS wagon for European markets and is mulling one for the United States.
CTS: GM is planning a redesigned version of the sedan for mid- to late 2013 as a 2014 model. A coupe will be introduced along with the sedan, thanks to strong sales of the coupe version released last year, especially the V-series model.
The sedan will move to the rwd Alpha platform, from the current Sigma platform. It will be longer than the current version.
XTS: The large sedan will be built on GM's Epsilon front-wheel-drive platform and launch in the second half of 2012. It's likely to get the same power train as the concept shown at the Detroit auto show in 2010: a 3.6-liter V-6 combined with a plug-in hybrid system. All-wheel drive will be optional or standard. A twin-turbocharged V-6 is a likely option.
Rear-drive flagship: GM execs haven't approved production of an rwd sedan that would be priced in the $125,000 range, to go up against such luxury cars as the Mercedes-Benz S class, BMW 7 series, and Audi A8, but sources say GM is studying platforms on which to build the car.
SRX: The 2012 version of the crossover, due this summer, will get a more powerful 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6, replacing the current 3.0-liter engine. The SRX is scheduled for reskinning, including an extensive interior redo, for the 2013 model year. GM recently scrapped plans to add a plug-in hybrid variant.
Crossover: A large crossover on the front-drive Lambda platform, which also underpins the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia, is planned for the 2014 model year. GM will aim this crossover at buyers who need seven-passenger seating but don't want the gasoline-chugging size of the Escalade. It will take on the Mercedes M class and Audi Q7.
Escalade: A redesigned version of Cadillac's SUV is due in the first half of 2013. It will stay on GM's rwd, full-sized truck platform rather than move to the Lambda large crossover platform. But it will use aerodynamic styling and various technologies to boost fuel economy.