: Cadillac News: 2013 Cadillac XTS [w/video]



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01-30-13, 01:10 PM
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The Cadillac Of Stopgaps

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As confusing as most alphanumeric car names have gotten in recent years, at least one constant has been that the letter "X" is generally indicative of a crossover. Then why did General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/gm/) use this letter on its new 2013 Cadillac XTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/xts/) luxury sedan? Well, for that, we'll have to look to the world of mathematics where "X" stands for an unknown variable or a placeholder. Now we're talking. The XTS is just an interim product sitting at the top of Cadillac's four-door food chain until the brand gets a true flagship in place. That sounds like a lot of resources to spend on what will likely be a one-and-done model, but the automaker needed to get something - anything - to replace the DTS (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/dts/).

So here you have the 2013 XTS. A big luxury sedan that was created to bridge the gap between Cadillac's recent past and its pending future. Going into our week with this XTS knowing that it was a stopgap measure proved to be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, we know (or hope) that this car will act as a baseline for future high-end Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/) models, but at the same time, we couldn't help but be mindful of past stopgap models, albeit in more entry-level segments, like the Cimarron and Catera.Continue reading 2013 Cadillac XTS [w/video] (http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/30/2013-cadillac-xts-review-video/)
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Avery323
01-31-13, 01:04 AM
Stopgap or no, it's selling well.