Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has confirmed plans to launch an entry-level sedan and crossover.

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has confirmed plans to launch an entry-level sedan and crossover.

Speaking to Autoblog at the North American International Auto Show, de Nysschen said their new entry-level sedan will be introduced in 2017 and slot below the ATS. It will compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA.

A year later, the company will introduce a compact crossover that will be positioned below their best-selling SRX. Executives have previous said the model would target the Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA and be about the same size as the Buick Encore.

de Nysschen also reiterated plans to launch a flagship sedan around 2020. Designed to be a "showcase of the brand," the car will go head-to-head with long-wheelbase versions of the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class.

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