: Cadillac News: Cadillac XTS draws closer



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06-13-11, 06:00 PM
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Cadillac XTS spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

Work is well underway on Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/make/cadillac)'s upcoming new flagship. The XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/xts) is slated to replace both the STS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/sts) and DTS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/dts), and while this isn't the first time we've seen a test mule out in the open, it could be our best glimpse yet.

The new sedan is said to be riding on an extended version of GM (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm)'s Epsilon II platform - the same architecture that underpins the Buick Regal (http://www.autoblog.com/model/regal) and LaCrosse (http://www.autoblog.com/model/lacrosse), the next Chevrolet Malibu (http://www.autoblog.com/model/malibu) and the new Saab 9-5 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/9-5). Power is expected to come in naturally-aspirated and turbocharged V6 forms, driving either the front wheels or all four depending on specification, when it comes along likely sometime late next year as a 2013 model. A turbocharged four has also been rumored (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/05/02/four-cylinder-engines-to-proliferate-throughout-cadillac-lineup/), and of course we'd love to see a high-output XTS-V.

Our intrepid paparazzi say the XTS prototypes are wearing very similar camouflage to the much smaller ATS (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ats) - which was beefed up to disguise its form under development. Very clever, GM, but not clever enough. Take a look at the spy shots in our gallery for a closer look.Cadillac XTS draws closer (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/13/cadillac-xts-draws-closer/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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nguyennhatquang
06-14-11, 01:26 AM
the Front Wheel Drive FLAGSHIP...what the hell :bomb:
why the Chrysler 300 much cheaper than Cadillac can have RWD why Cadillac ?????

Stingroo
06-14-11, 08:01 AM
It. Is. Not. A. Flagship.

How many times does this have to be discussed? Just because an article claims it is, doesn't make it so. There are literally half a dozen threads on this topic.

Good to see it's nearing production, should be interesting to see just what GM has in store. (Gasp! Positive outlook in the upcoming models/rumors forum!)