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Future productions of Cadillac might bring back its heritage, according to a 2019 interview. Does this mean that a 2024 Cadillac Eldorado actually has a chance to happen?
Back in late 2019, it was reported that Cadillac is getting rid of the alphanumeric structure for its vehicles’ nameplates such as CT4 and CT5 to focus on the more conventional naming methods such as Escalade. This change is expected to take a place in 2022 with the brand’s first fully electrified vehicle release. According to the brand’s spokesperson, some names will be new while some might be attained from Cadillac’s heritage. Does this mean that there’s an opportunity for a 2024 Cadillac Eldorado to arrive? Find out below.
An Insight into the Eldorado’s History
Before jumping into the discussion about the 2024 Cadillac Eldorado, let’s talk about the history of the model first. The Eldorado is an upscale vehicle produced and marketed between 1953 and 2022 over the span of twelve generations by Cadillac. Throughout these times, it always sat at or close to the top of the brand’s lineup. It originally had a convertible body style, with the addition of the 1957 to 1960 Eldorado Brougham variant that offered extremely unique body shells which made them some of the priciest models under the company at that point.
Price-wise, the nameplate was never positioned lower than the second, just behind the Series 75 limousine up to 1966. From this moment year onwards, the Eldorado maintained its high-end spot within the brand’s price structure, with the mass production of a distinctive 2-door personal luxury vehicle platform.
The Final Production of the Eldorado
The last generation of Eldorado, which is the twelfth, started with an all-new 1992 model. The 2002 model year which marks its 50th in 2021 was announced to become it’s final. A special-production run that offers a total of 1,596 Eldorado units was assembled to celebrate the end of the nameplate.
The production of the Cadillac Eldorado officially ended on April 2022. The Lansing Craft Center where it used to be assembled was revamped to manufacture the Chevy SSR.
The Possibility of a 2024 Cadillac Eldorado
Fast forward to 2022, currently the Escalade is the only Caddy model that has a “real” name instead of an alphanumeric one. The alphanumeric naming structure first began with the release of the SRX and CTR in the early 2000s which then evolved into the more modern formats with “CT” for sedans and “XT” for SUVs.
The previously mentioned decision of the luxury car brand to ditch this confusing alphanumeric name was to follow Lincoln’s footsteps which recently also eliminated the “MK” moniker to shift into more legitimate names such as Continental, Aviator, and Corsair.
Cadillac made an official announcement through an interview in December 2019 that it would bring back what it should’ve never dumped in the first place: the actual, proper nameplates that fit with the glamor of America and Hollywood. The report brought a lot of joy with many enthusiasts anticipated to see legendary names such as the Fleetwood, Seville, Coupe DeVille, and of course, the Eldorado make another round.
So, does this really mean that a 2024 Cadillac Eldorado is likely to roll out? There were indeed sayings that GM will bring back a total of twelve models, in the Eldorado can possibly be one of them. The first two of the batch, the Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Hummer had uncovered by 2021 and the others are expected to follow through. However, there’s no doubt that GM will require at least a couple of years to make all of them happen.
That being said, don’t place too much hope in the 2024 Cadillac Eldorado. While the brand did state the possibility of iconic monikers to be brought back along with the new ones, so far the produced EVs that have been confirmed to be released up to 2025 are all bringing new nameplates instead of revived ones such as the Lyriq, Celestiq, Optiq, and Symboliq.