It’s been just over a year since General Motors officially announced that the Cadillac XTS will enter production, replacing the anemic STS and DTS. The photos that have emerged today are all we’ve seen of it since. Here, we see the vehicle in its Integration Vehicle Engineering Release (IVER) stage, meaning that underneath all of that black canvas and zebra paint isn’t a mule, but rather the unpolished shell and mechanics we should see in the production model… at least that’s what Autoblog says.
Our more observant readers have pointed out that the vehicle pictured above bears little to no resemblance to the vehicle we saw during the 2010 North American International Auto Show. For instance, the IVER appears to have much smaller proportions than the full-sized XTS. And from the looks of where the wheels are placed in conjunction with the body, we see a hint of a rear-wheel-drive setup that simply does not match the proportions of the FWD-based XTS.
So if this is not the Cadillac XTS, what could it be?
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