No argument there.
No argument there.
^^^^ this.Originally Posted by Kauai 1
There is still a niche that the XTS fills. Primarily the demographic who bought the DTS, and as pointed out by others, the platform is shared so it's not terribly expensive to continue the model on.
Very true. My CTS-V hasn't been out of the garage since the end of December. I could have bought snows and a different set of wheel, but rented a car for a couple of months.Originally Posted by slightlyserious
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How are these bad examples. They were specific badging body panelling and interiors not used on other models. And suppose we take your side then that has NOTHING to do with the xts dying as its still uses the same structure as the impala. Guess that makes an xts and impala the same car by your opinion.Originally Posted by pissedoffwookiee
GM plots a lot of the variants a platform can be when they design a new platform the alpha platform for instance went from ATS to CTS to next Camaro and will probably be the new top of the line Cadillac (LTS?)...GM can even mix and match platforms (legos anyone?) to make new platforms the SRX is an example of this, SRX is a unique platform called theta premium or theta-epsilon basically a mashup of the terrain/equinox (theta) and the lacrosse (epsilon II)...it would'nt surprise me to see an alpha SUV (a-la bmw X5) GM merely needs to decide what car on their plot board to pull the trigger on
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No offense taken pissedoffwookie.
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Total number of Pontiac GTOs produced over the 3 years: 40,808
Total number of Chevrolet SSRs produced over the 3 years: 24,112
Total number of Cadillac XTSs sold in 2013: 32,559
no surprise really GTO and SSR were niche products and XTS was holding a major position at cadillac as its large sedan in 2013...Now in 2014 it sits in an awkward position as being virtually within inches in size as the car thats getting all the glory now the 2014 CTS .... one has more this one has more that...one is sporty one is cushy both are are priced mid $40K to $70k....those 2 cars could definately be pealing sales off each other...and for sure CTS is just getting started so we know thats not going away....so XTS is likely the car to be discontinued and replaced or grown into an S-Class/7 series competitor...right now the A6 and Kia Cadenza are the only other FWD/AWD large luxury cars to compete with it that i can think of maybe lincoln
I agree with others on here and have been saying it for awhile that Cadillac will lose alot of money buy getting rid of the XTS now or later. There are many people that want a car bigger then the CTS but cannot afford a $80,000 grand flagship. Plus they will lose alot of the limo and hurst builders. I still say the XTS will stay around but be moved over to the Omega platform in a few years, maybe they might change the name but I doubt it will go anywhere. GM is not going to make the Omega platform for one car, just will not happen.
How much off can you get for a Platinum VSport from MSRP?Originally Posted by pissedoffwookiee
"The Holden Monaro (mon-AH-ro) is a muscle car that was produced by GM Holden Ltd, an Australian subsidiary of General Motors, between 1968 and 1977 and between 2001 and 2006. Since 1968, three generations of the Monaro have been produced."
I am confused by all this chatter about the GTO being a clone of this auto. The first Gto was intro'd in 1964, a muscled up Tempest. (And mighty muscles they were).
Anyway, if they discontinue the XTS, so what? My wife and I will still enjoy ours, and maybe trade in on whatever is there on the showroom floor.
If Cadillac is lucky they will hit another home run like they did with the XTS.
If the CTS gets any bigger why have the XTS? The CTS can be had with everything the CTS has plus more (8 speed tranny, rear wheel drive).