The Cadillac XTS aims to be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles the brand has ever launched to-date with the latest in infotainment, intuitive active safety features, a state-of-the-art AWD system, and… a capless fueling system. As far as we can gather, it will be the first Caddy to offer such a feature.
What makes a capless system better than the conventional twisting cap setup is that refueling can be done quicker, and cleaner than before. Ever get gasoline on your fingers from closing the cap on your car? Crisis averted if you plan on getting an XTS when it launches next month. Another upside is that the fuel door can be smaller, giving a more flush and uninterrupted look to the exterior.
The capless fueling mechanism works by a set of two doors, which slide aside when the fueling nozzle is inserted, each locking fuel in with a rubber seal around its edge. The two doors are designed to assure the system will remain air-tight through years of ownership, and adheres to all sealing regulations. Meanwhile, this feature can be found on Fords.