Cadillac will present its new flagship this week at LA Auto Show 2011. Cadillac XTS is the series version of the XTS Platinum concept. The new model will replace the already obsolete Cadillac DTS and Cadillac STS. Cadillac XTS will be animated by a V6 3.6-liter petrol engine that develops 320 hp and 372 to Nm. Power will be transmitted to the front axle but it will have the all-wheel drive option.
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Cadillac XTS will be equipped with the new multimedia system called CUE. It was presented recently and will be found on other Cadillac models: ATS and SRX. CUE comes from Cadillac User Experience and offers Bluetooth connectivity, USB, MP3 and a 8-inch display or an optional 12.3-inch display.
In a statement issued by GM stated that “Cadillac XTS is designed to fight the famous luxury models. We propose to the public a modern approach of the segment combining cutting-edge gadgets with exceptional dynamics, in a car that wants to be elegant and spacious.”
Even if Cadillac tried unsuccessfully to debut triumphal in the European premium segment, the Americans don’t give up. GM will try for the third time in 15 years to re-enter the old continent. The luxury sedan Cadillac XTS takes a little more pleasant design line, thus trying to enter the into the Europeans favor. Unfortunately, not much good news in terms of engine range. Cadillac doesn’t plan to introduce a diesel engine in the near future, which would make the European public not to favor too much the existing petrol units, not at all stingy when it comes to fuel consumption.
The new Cadillac XTS will be produced at Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada, where GM invested $ 117 million and employed 400 workers for the new model.