Entry-level luxury sedans offer consumers a more affordable first step into premium brand vehicle ownership. Both Audi’s A3 and Mercedes’ CLA are examples of current entry-level models that have proven to be sales successes as they attracting new buyers to their respective marques.  According to Motor Authority, Cadillac is ready to take a shot at the entry-level luxury segment as well. Initially, it was rumored  the new compact sedan model would be based on the same platform as the front-wheel drive Chevy Cruze, however Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell recently denied those speculations as false. Instead, it would appear the small sedan will feature rear-wheel drive underpinnings, as mentioned by Johan de Nysschen back in 2015. The rear-wheel drive system will help distinguish the compact sedan in a segment that is primarily based off of  front-wheel drive platforms. No timeline for the new model has been announced.