Cadillac announced Tuesday that the first-ever Pixie Project Cadillac sedan will hit the streets of Chicago next year.
It will be the second-generation Cadillac CTS, which has seen three models in the last decade and a half, including the 2016 PX and 2017 PXR models.
The Cadillac project will feature a body made from carbon fiber, and it has been designed to compete with other high-end luxury sedans such as the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.
The car’s specs, as outlined by Cadillac in its announcement, include a 2.5-liter turbocharged I-4 and a 2,100-pound payload (the PXP has a claimed 1,100 pounds), as well as a six-speed automatic transmission, a six speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an 8-speed paddle shifter.
The PX, meanwhile, has a 3.5 liter I-6 and a 7,200-pound capacity, and the PXC has a 2-liter I-8 and a 4,200 pound capacity.
The project will also feature a fully self-driving system.
CTS is the most successful crossover brand in history, winning more than 200 awards in its history.
The 2016 model, which came with an optional $1,500 destination charge, was powered by the same 2.0-liter twin turbocharged four-cylinder as the 2017 model.
Cadillac is also planning to build a “Pixie-inspired” Cadillac C-Max crossover, with the PxP in mind, the company said.
Cadillac will be selling the Pixie project as the PCC, or “pixie package,” and the name of the first Pixie model will be “PCC Pixie.”
Cadillac plans to launch a PCC PIX crossover, a crossover that uses a turbocharged 3.0 liter twin turbo engine, and a PX crossover, which will be based on a 2 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
Cadillac said it is developing a crossover called the PIC.
Cadillac is also developing a “pigtail” crossover called PIC-PIC, which is designed to be a two-door sports car with an electric motor.
Cadillac’s next Pixie sedan will debut at the New York Auto Show, which starts March 18.