With the 2016 Cadillac CT6 launching at the end of this year as a large RWD sedan offering above the CTS, the rather vapid XTS is being squeezed out of Cadillac’s future product portfolio. However, new reports indicate that the Cadillac XTS will remain in production until at least 2018, possibly even 2019.
This intel provided by “three people familiar with General Motors’ plans,” according to the fellows at Automotive News, and it makes sense considering the great success the XTS is enjoying in China. The FWD-based XTS also has a very strong demand in the livery fleet market, and U.S. sales have rebounded during the first half of this year. To wit, the XTS outsold the CTS by almost 2,000 units.
The article also questions the future of the GM assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, where the XTS is built. While the end of the XTS existence draws near, the other vehicles that are also produced in Oshawa — like the Camaro — are being moved to other plants.