- Key Competitors: BMW 7-Series, Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
- Power: 3.6L V6 direct-injected gasoline engine mated to a plug-in hybrid system – 350-hp / 295 lb-ft.
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic.
- Production: Nothing confirmed yet, but it’s pretty certain that it will.
Late last night we brought you details on the new concept from General Motors, the Cadillac XTS Platinum. Unveiled here in Detroit today, the XTS has yet to be confirmed for production. All GM is saying for now are things like these:
“The XTS Platinum concept is the next expression of Cadillac”s Art and Science execution philosophy, reflecting our drive to deliver the latest innovations in the most artful manner,” – Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager.
But then we heard Ed Welburn, GM’s design chief, talking to some other GM employee after CEO Ed Whitacre checked out the car for himself. “Looks like he likes it – let’s just hope the public likes it now.” With that in mind, the XTS is destined for production and should replace the Cadillac DTS and STS very soon.
Can we expect a XTS-V to go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz S63 (or S65) AMG? Only time will tell.
2010 Detroit: 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept:
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2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept:
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