Cadillac XTS

February 23rd, 2012 | Comments Closed | Cadillac

The Cadillac XTS is a full-size luxury sedan Cadillac brand of General Motors. It is based on an extended version of the Epsilon II platform. The XTS replaces both the STS and DTS Cadillac, and is smaller than the DTS but larger than the STS. It began production in May 2012 at Oshawa assembly plant and launched in June. The Cadillac XTS is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

For the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS is being assembled by Shanghai GM. Production began in February 2013. In addition to 3.6 V6 LFX, Cadillac XTS also comes with a turbocharged 2.0 LTG engine in the Chinese market. In the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS a 3.6 V6 LFX is called XTS 36S, and version 2.0 turbo engine LTG is called XTS 2.0T. This vehicle can be sold partly in Europe, but the only car LWB based on the Epsilon II platform was sold in Europe Saab 9-5 which ceased production in 2012. In September 2014, the Cadillac XTS sedan is available in the United States, Mexico, Canada, China and the Middle East (except Israel) within LHD.

Cadillac XTS Equipment

In the US, the Cadillac XTS is powered by 3.6-liter V6 that generates 304 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 264 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. Gas mileage is rated at 17 mpg US (14 l / 100 km, 20 mpg-imp) in the city and 26 mpg US (9.0 L / 100 km; 31 mpg-imp) on the highway with the four-wheel -drive and 28 mpg (8.4 L / 100 km; 34 mpg-imp) no. The car has an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97 km / h) time of 6.7 seconds.

The Cadillac XTS standard features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, key-less entry, leather-trimmed seats, power front seats 8-way, parking assist and extensive safety equipment like ABS, stability control, airbags front, front side airbags, front side- curtain airbags and rear, knee airbag, monitor tire pressure.

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

General Motors exhibited a sedan concept called the Cadillac XTS Platinum in the 2010 North American International Auto Show after revealing privately vehicle engine reporters on 11 August 2009. The concept was to all four wheels and was powered by 3.6 L  plug-in hybrid system V6 estimated at 350 horsepower (260 kW). Its interior was based on materials and hand-cut and sewn uses Organic Light Emitting Diode displays in place of traditional gauges and screens. The Cadillac XTS Platinum version went on sale in 2013.

Cadillac XTS Other Versions

A longer version called the Cadillac XTS limousine with a version of the hearse was announced in early 2012 and both were released the same year. In September 2014, the Cadillac XTS Limousine and Hearse versions are only available in the US and Canada.

Cadillac XTS 2012

Cadillac XTS 2012