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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, XTS Stands For?? in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; When someone refers to a GT, a GTO, an SC, etc, most know what the letters stand for. Can someone ...
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    CAPT Mike is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    XTS Stands For??

    When someone refers to a GT, a GTO, an SC, etc, most know what the letters stand for. Can someone tell me what XTS stands for?

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    This is one author's opinion.

    Cadillac XTS: What does XTS stand for?
    Posted on July 3, 2012 by bwnunnally

    The XTS in Cadillac XTS is a striking name. Cadillac changed from memorable names like Eldorado, Seville, 60 Special, to 3 letter names to change with the times, and to sync up with the competition.
    Cadillac XTS


    Earlier Cadillacs with a sporty, firm suspension were designated as Touring Sedan models. The Seville Touring Sedan became a distinct, separate model in the line, and was referred to as the Seville STS, although this was repetitive. Later it simply became the STS, and the luxury variant became the SLS.

    When the CTS arrived many felt that it might mean Catera Touring Sedan, but Cadillac suggested that it might mean C-class Touring Sedan. The C-class refers to a general size of car, such as the BMW 3-series or the Mercedes C-class. The CTS was actually larger than these models, but it gave insight on Cadillac’s naming conventions.

    When SRX arrived, the X actually stood for crossover, as in sport recreational crossover. Yes, there is no X in crossover, but cross is occasionally abbreviated as X. For the XLR the X stood for eXperimental, as in experimental luxury roadster.

    XTS in Cadillac XTS?

    So what do the Cadillac XTS letters mean? I am sure Cadillac would say that they are the name of the car, and not an acronym. Since the XTS is a larger Cadillac, an imaginative response might be that they mean “Extended Touring Sedan”. In keeping with the XLR tradition they would mean “Experimental Touring Sedan”. Based on the sound the XTS name evokes, they might mean “Excellent Touring Sedan”. Since XTS is a showroom for new technologies and features, I feel that “Experimental Touring Sedan” fits it well.

    What is your favorite meaning for Cadillac XTS?

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    According to GM reports, XTS was the development code for this car. Apparently, Lutz, or someone else equally high up in GM thought it was also a great name for the car, and it stuck. It doesn't really mean anything.

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    And here I was hoping it stood for "Xtra tuff & sexy."

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    I saw a post that the working title was xTS, since it was to be a replacement for the STS and DTS. Someone high up saw the working title and liked it.

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    XTS just means that they can't come up with decent names for cars anymore.
    TulsaVic and TulsaVic like this.

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    Re: XTS Stands For??

    Yup. It was originally known as "xTS" internally. Lutz like the name "XTS", so it stuck with the car.

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