Cadillac LTS to be built in Detroit

GM has confirmed that the range-topping, S-Class-chasing Cadillac LTS will be built in its spiritual home, Detroit.

In the cold hard world of automaker decision making, sometimes its hard for romance and pragmatism to live on the same page, but this story is one of those cases.

At the end of next year, Cadillac will debut an all new, rear-wheel drive sedan that will attempt to take on the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS, Audi A8 and many others.

With a design based on the Elmiraj concept (above) and all the gizmos that GM has to offer, the new car, expected to be dubbed LTS, will be the brand’s first shot in the space in a generation, if not more.

Today, GM has confirmed that the Cadillac LTS will be built at the Detroit-Hamtrack plant alongside Volt-based ELR. The CTS and ATS sedans are currently produced elsewhere in Michigan.

The Cadillac LTS is expected to debut at the tail end of 2015.