Cadillac just confirmed that their first flagship model in a generation, what we've been calling the Cadillac LTS, will go into production in Detroit in the fourth quarter of 2015. That's right, the made-in-America bigass luxury sedan is back.

Here's what we know from the press release that just went out:

"The objective for this upcoming model is to lift the Cadillac range by entering the elite class of top-level luxury cars," said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. "Currently in development, this new rear wheel drive-oriented sedan uses completely new, custom-designed materials on a unique vehicle architecture.

"In addition to new technology in the car itself, we are instituting innovative manufacturing techniques to assemble it with the precision deserving of a luxury make."

Positioned above today's CTS and XTS product lines, the new top-of-the-line Cadillac adds to rather than replaces any model in the portfolio. The model name will be announced soon. It will make its public debut in the first half of next year.

Ok, let's parse this:

  • RWD
  • Made in America
  • Bigger than the XTS and CTS (duh)
  • It doesn't have a name (we've heard LTS) and we don't know what it'll look like (we assume like the Elmiraj)

We all knew this was coming, and we have many a theory, but it's nice to have it confirmed.