Hot on the tail of the spy photos of the Cadillac ATS compact sport luxury sedan come the spy photos of the larger Cadillac XTS full sized luxury sedan. And it already looks good, even with all those layers.
The outer shell is masked fairly well, though we can still kind of make out that the imposing front fascia is nearly identical to the XTS Platinum Concept that was revealed during NAIAS 2010 and stays true to Caddy’s Art and Science design language. Different are the wheels, which are more aggressive and look like they will slice your fingers off if you touch them the wrong way. The tail seems unchanged from the concept.
We should point out that despite the XTS being
wrong wheel drive FWD-based and sharing no DNA with the acclaimed CTS, the spy photos do reveal hints of performance orientation. Check out those Brembo brakes for instance. If it’s mechanically like the XTS Platinum Concept, then we can expect a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and all-wheel drive equipped with torque vectoring as well.
The interior spy shot revealed that the center stack and steering wheel are virtually identical to the concept car we saw last year, though the sexy BMW-esque gear lever seems to have been replaced by something a little more clunky looking. We also cannot make out whether or not the LCD display screen instrument panel made its way into the IVER version. Still, it looks very promising. As the rumored RWD “flagship” vehicle, there’s nothing new to report.
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