XTS Platinum Concept on sale 2012, can be enginnered for right-hand drive
12 January 2010

Cadillac has shown off its new flagship premium saloon - and it can be engineered for righ-hand drive the company has confirmed.

The over five metre long Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept is the first glimpse at the STS and DTS replacement, which is due to hit the US market in 2012. The plug-in hybrid XTS features the firm’s Art and Science design language seen in the smaller CTS, but the styling is more contemporary and less aggressive than traditional Cadillac models.

The all-wheel-drive XTS is able to travel on electric power only for short distances, with a 345bhp, 295lb ft 3.6-litre V6 engine providing power for longer distances.

It features Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control to boost its ride quality, with the system reading road conditions every millisecond to make the necessary adjustments to damping.

“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,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “We envisioned this concept as an automotive personal headquarters, using advanced technology to enable new levels of connectivity and luxury.

“The concept was designed to deliver an engaging driving experience without compromising the functional features, space and comfort customers seek in a luxury car. It is a new vision of luxury that uses advanced technology to deliver functionality efficiently and rewardingly.”

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12 January 2010

Pleased to say that I quite like the look of that. The exterior, anyway. The interior still seems fussy and lacks an Audi A8/Jag XJ/Maserati Quattroporte sense of style

12 January 2010

That looks a lot better than their coupe thing. The inside still seems a little tacky though.

12 January 2010

i also like the look of this car! dont think you can fault the exterior styling on this looks fantastic and a great alternative to the usual german offerings however depreciation will be a major factor as usual along with quality of materials and more prestige from opposition swaying potential buyers elsewhere together!

12 January 2010

That is really Nice! I hope they sell that here.

Much nicer than the bland Germans.

12 January 2010

Yet another bloated pig ugly product from the US that thinks it can outfox the Europeans. I guess they can when their average owner is pushing 70 and needs little excitement in their life. Good luck GM.

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