Over the Back Fence: Cadillac BRX Coming in 2009; BLS to the US

Here's one from the back burner. According to Edmunds Inside Line, Cadillac's plans for the BRX crossover may be even closer than we'd thought. Cadillac's general manager, Jim Taylor said the sub-$30,000 crossover is being considered, and supplier sources indicate the car's coming in mid-2009. Originally thought to be a wagon based on the Epsilon platform, word now is it'll share the Daewoo-developed Opel Antara / Chevrolet Captiva / Saturn Vue small-crossover architecture. Edmunds also reports Cadillac is bringing its rest-of-world small model, the BLS (above), to North America. Hmm, after all that re-branding, Cadillac's downmarket aspirations may be cause for alarm, especially since the company's battle cry should be Remember the Cimarron!

IL Insider: Cadillac Eyes Smaller Crossover, Compact Sedan for U.S. [Edmunds]

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