Mysterious Cadillac XTS Spied, Is It A Hybrid?12
While some may not believe it, living in Southeast Michigan does have a few perks — even if one does not appreciate hockey, or ruin porn. One such perk is the ability to photograph test mules swathed in camouflaged in an attempt to hide what’s in the pipeline.
The latest car found on urban safari is a lightly camouflaged Cadillac XTS, spotted in swanky Birmingham, Michigan parked on the downtown strip. But what’s the point of an XTS test mule if the big Caddy has already begun its launch?
Autoweek speculates that this may be tied to the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept — a very coddling example of a plug-in hybrid, as its 3.6L V6 engine was mated to an electric motor. With a slew of full size sedans gaining hybrid technology in hopes of boosting fuel economy, this guess could be right on the money. The only puzzling part is that there is no external charging port, just a fuel tank cover. So it could be in our best guess that it might not be plug-in capable, but a hybrid nonetheless.
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or performance variant?
It’s the XTS V with a 5.5 L direct injected V8 all-wheel-drive 8 speed automatic.
I heard there is a Pontiac version in the works!
doesn’t that just scream major torquesteer?
That is the XTS/GXP-V moanalua special edition.
It’s not your Fathers Cadillac
What do you mean a Pontiac version?
What we’re seeing here is a Pontiac version of the XTS. It’s made for one person… whose name shall not be named.
Mr. Luft, you can just come out and say “It’s Graw”.
Still, this new Bonneville has me all hot and bothered.
oh this is just funny lol
While the XTS is in need of varying powertrains, a performance model seems more unlikely than a hybrid.
not unless the ybrid version have a lot of hp