Despite previous reports of the Cadillac XTS’ death after 2019, brand president Johan de Nysschen confirmed the large, front-wheel drive Cadillac would live to see another day. Specifically, he stated it would see a refresh and soldier on alongside the current lineup of vehicles.
Motor1 has spotted the 2018 Cadillac XTS as it hit the streets in Michigan wearing camouflage at both the front and rear. Up front, it’s easy to see some 2016 Cadillac CT6 cues, especially in the vertical LED lighting treatment. It also seems there is a simple, horizontal style grille underneath the camouflage.
At the rear, differences are more difficult to spot, but new exhaust outlets can be seen. We’d expect both the front and rear bumpers to take on an edgier appearance, much like the refreshed 2017 Cadillac CTS.
With the XTS, Cadillac is able to keep on keeping on in the livery business, as it uses the vehicle as its basis for limousines and hearses. Not to mention, XTS sales jumped 22 percent during the month of September.
If you’re looking for a truly new Cadillac XTS, nothing has been mentioned of it. However, Buick would love to sell you full-size luxury sedan riding on updated E2XX architecture in the 2017 Buick LaCrosse.