Cadillac XTS

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Cadillac XTS
2013 Cadillac XTS -- 2012 DC 1.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer General Motors
Production May 2012–present
Model years 2013–
Assembly Canada: Oshawa, Ontario (Oshawa Car Assembly)
China: Shanghai (Shanghai GM)
Designer Christine Park
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury sedan
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform GM Epsilon II
Related Chevrolet Impala (Tenth Generation)
Buick LaCrosse (Second Generation)
Saab 9-5 (Second Generation)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.7 in (2,837 mm)
Length 202 in (5,131 mm)
Width 72.9 in (1,852 mm)
Height 59.1 in (1,501 mm)
Curb weight FWD: 3,995 lb (1,812 kg)
AWD: 4,180 lb (1,896 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Cadillac DTS
Cadillac STS

The Cadillac XTS is a full-size luxury sedan from the Cadillac brand of General Motors.[1] It is based on an enlarged version of the Epsilon II platform. The XTS replaces both the Cadillac STS and DTS,[2] and is smaller than the DTS but larger than the STS. It began production in May 2012 at the Oshawa Assembly Plant and launched in June. The XTS is available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

For the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS is being assembled by Shanghai GM. Production began in February 2013. In addition to the LFX 3.6 V6, Cadillac XTS also comes with an LTG 2.0 turbo engine in the Chinese market. In the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS with an LFX 3.6 V6 engine is called XTS 36S, and the version with LTG 2.0 turbo engine is called XTS 2.0T. This vehicle may be partially marketed in Europe, though the only LWB car based on the Epsilon II platform sold in Europe was Saab 9-5 which ceased production in 2012.

Equipment

In the US, the XTS comes powered by a 3.6 liter V6 that generates 304 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 264 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. Gas mileage is rated at 17 miles per US gallon (14 L/100 km; 20 mpg-imp) in the city and 26 miles per US gallon (9.0 L/100 km; 31 mpg-imp) on the highway with all-wheel-drive and 28 miles per US gallon (8.4 L/100 km; 34 mpg-imp) without.[3] The car has an estimated 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) time of 6.7 seconds. [4]

Standard features include a dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, leather seat-upholstery, 8-way power front seats, parking assist and comprehensive safety equipment like ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags front and rear, knee airbag, tire-pressure monitor.[5] -)


Powertrains

XTS Powertrains
Displacement Fuel GM Type Configuration Aspiration Power Torque Transmission Note Years
2.0 L (1,998 cc) Gasoline LTG I-4 Turbocharged 272 hp (203 kW) @ 5500 rpm 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) @ 1700-5500 rpm 6-speed automatic China 2013-
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LFX V6 Natural 321 hp (239 kW) @ 6800 rpm 274 lb·ft (371 N·m) @ 4800 rpm 6-speed automatic 2013-
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LF3 V6 Turbocharged 410 hp (310 kW) @ 5750 rpm 369 lb·ft (500 N·m) @ 3500-4500 rpm 6-speed automatic VSport 2013-

XTS Platinum concept

Cadillac XTS Platinum concept

General Motors exhibited a concept sedan called the XTS Platinum at the 2010 North American International Auto Show after privately unveiling the vehicle to automotive journalists on August 11, 2009.[6] The concept was all-wheel drive and was powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 plug-in hybrid system estimated at 350 hp (260 kW).[7] Its interior was based on hand-cut-and-sewn materials and uses Organic Light Emitting Diode (O-LED) displays in place of traditional gauges and screens.[7]

The Platinum version went on sale in 2013.

Other Versions

A long-wheelbase version XTS called the Cadillac XTS Limousine along with a Hearse version was announced in early 2012 and both went on sale later that year.

Sales in the United States

Calendar Year Total sales
2012[8] 15,049
2013[9] 32,559

References

  1. ^ "GM Poised to Thrive with New Cars, Tech, Reuss Says" (Press release). GM Media. 2011-08-04. 
  2. ^ Ganz, Andrew (July 2, 2009). "Insignia-based Cadillac STS and DTS replacement to be called XTS?". LeftLaneNews. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ "2013 Cadillac XTS Specs & Features". RoadTests.com. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Winfield, Barry (June 25, 2012). Back To Its Roots 62 (13). Autoweek. pp. 38–39. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2013 Cadillac XTS Overview". RoadTests.com. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wert, Ray (2009-12-22). "Cadillac XTS Is The New Cadillac Concept". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  7. ^ a b "Cadillac Unveils The XTS Platinum Concept" (Press release). GM Media. 2010-01-12. 
  8. ^ "GM 2012 Sales: Chevrolet Silverado, Volt End Strong – GM Sells One Million 30-MPG Cars". MotorTrend. 
  9. ^ "GM U.S. Deliveries for December 2013". General Motors. 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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