Manchester-based Bauer Millett, UK’s only Cadillac dealer, shut down its outlet in December 2014, which made Cadillac unavailable in country. However the American luxury automaker will re-launch its operations in the UK this year with a new dealership in London, says a latest report from Auto Express.
The showroom will sell four models initially, including the ATS and the SRX, adds the report. According to the report, the dealership will be licensed to sell the Chevrolet Corvette and the Chevrolet Camaro as well. This step is taken as a future provision because Chevrolet is planning to exit the UK market with mainstream cars from 1 January 2016.
All current-generation Cadillac models to be sold here are likely to be left-hand drive versions. René Kreis, PR Manager for Cadillac Europe, indicated that the company does intend to develop right-hand drive versions of next-generation models. The report cites a dealership saying that the ELR hybrid and the flagship CT6 will arrive in 2016 but still, less than 1,000 vehicles of the luxury automaker are expected to be sold up to 2020 in the country each year.
According the report, the company will invest US$12bn in vehicle development by the end of the decade and have a strong focus on right-hand drive models and diesel engine offerings.
[Source: Auto Express]