Here Are The Updates And Changes To The 2017 Cadillac XTS Professional Vehicles8
Cadillac is delivering a few updates and changes to its XTS Professional Vehicles lineup for the 2017 model year. Though the updates generally mirror those of the regular-market 2017 Cadillac XTS, they do differ in some ways.
To note, the XTS Professional Vehicles lineup has been developed for the chauffeured transportation, hotel/resort and funeral industries. For the 2017 model year, the XTS Professional lineup will continue being available in five models, including the livery package, stretch livery, armored, funeral coach, and coach builder limousine.
|Drive Wheels||Model||Model Number|
|FWD||W20 Livery Package||6GB69|
|FWD||W30 Coachbuilder Stretch Livery||6GB69|
|FWD||B9Q Coachbuilder Funeral Coach||6GB69|
|FWD||V4U Coachbuilder Limousine||6GB69|
From a changes standpoint, two colors are deleted while one new one is added:
- Graphite Metallic
- Silver Coast Metallic
- Phantom Gray Metallic
In addition, the 2017 XTS Professional gets a new set of ventilated driver and front passenger seats, while also getting these four changes:
- Luxury Level One Package now includes the new ventilated driver and front passenger seats
- Cadillac CUE with Navigation is now available on Coachbuilder Funeral Coach
- XTS badge receives revised “S” font (so as not to be confused with the 2017 XT5 crossover)
- Enhanced Base Cluster features upgraded graphics definition and appearance
Cadillac Professional Vehicles are specially engineered, designed and built to withstand the rigors of commercial use by the chauffeured transportation, hotel/resort and funeral industries.
The W30, V4U, BQ9 and B05 chassis are incomplete vehicles that must be completed by a certified Cadillac Master Coachbuilder or final vehicle manufacturer. They are engineered for heavy duty application and coachbuilder conversion.
- Cadillac Professional Vehicle Protection Plan (3-year/150,000-mile coverage on W30, V4U and B05; 6-year/100,000-mile coverage on B9Q)
- 18″ 6-lug wheels and heavy-duty brake system
- Reinforced body structure with unique parts for higher GVW rating
- Unique front and rear suspension components
- Heavy-duty steering components
- Heavy-duty cooling system with high output fan/capacity radiator
- Extended wiring harness
- Standard inflator kit with optional full size spare
Optional features on W20 Livery Sedan and W30, V4U and B05 chassis are:
- Navigation system
- Rear Seat Comfort Package
- Luxury Level One Package
Following are GM’s official RPO-level changes to the 2017 Cadillac XTS Professional Vehicles:
- Exterior color (GLJ) Graphite Metallic
- Exterior color (GWT) Silver Coast Metallic
- (KU1) Ventilated driver seat (RPO Code changed to [KU9])
- (KU3) Ventilated front passenger seat (RPO Code changed to [KU9])
- Exterior color (G7Q) Phantom Gray Metallic (available at extra charge). Not available at start of production.
- (KU9) Ventilated driver and front passenger seats (Replaces RPO Codes [KU1] and [KU3])
- (PCK) Luxury Level One Package now includes (KU9) ventilated driver and front passenger seats
- (IO6) Cadillac CUE with Navigation is now available on (B9Q) Coachbuilder Funeral Coach/1SH PEG
- XTS badge receives revised “S” font
- Enhanced Base Cluster – upgraded graphics definition and appearance
Download the 2017 XTS Professional Vehicles order guide (PDF format).
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I never understood why people disliked this car
Why are they still using the old wreath and crest badge ? I too have also liked the XTS, even more now with the new grill and crest .
That was just the images we used for the article, as images of the XTS Pros with the new grille/crest were difficult to come by (they’re not exactly the most popular vehicle). But we got them, and have updated the post 🙂
It is not really a bad car but it is not a car for the segment that Cadillac aspires too.
It is more a Buick type car than a Cadillac at this point.
Since it is more a fleet car with a limited future they may not change the emblem or this is an old stock photo.
To me it is the car the most typifies what I think of as a Cadillac. The 1960, 65 and 73 my Grandfather had. The 1973 Eldorado and 1978 Deville my Dad had and my sisters 1998 Devillle. A large, roomy, comfy car that will cruise all day long in comfort.
And that is why it did not do better.
They want a good all day long ride in comfort but they want it to handle and not appear like a car their grand father would own.
This is not a condemnation of the car but just the point it is not where the market is at today.
You have proven just why it is not doing better than it could have done as that is what many others think too and that is not what they would spend that much on.
In this segment it is more about technology, performance and image. Mostly image.
Yeas ago our grandfathers bought these also because of image as it represented success. Today Cadillac had lost that edge as being seen as the car you settled for as it was a good value. This is not a trait that plays well in the luxury segment as success is measured in much different ways than the XTS.
To me it is a car my mother in law drove to go to yard sales.
Bargain Luxury is a tough sell. It is like selling cheap Rolex at Walmart. Sure you may move more of them at a lower price and lower quality but at the risk of your image. People will think of them as their grandfathers Timex. A good watch for the money but at lower image.
I still like the XTS, even in livery form. Good to hear that Cadillac will continue with the livery market for this car. Makes me wonder if the CT6 will continue with this role once the XTS disappears after ’18 or there will be XTS livery only?
I fail to understand why it’s deemed to be bad thing to have a car to projects the image of roomy, quiet, and smooth riding with a smooth running V8 or V6? People often describe them as geezer cars. I’m 51 and guess what? I love such a car and always have and never liked small and/or sporty cars. You can call me an old geezer all you want and it won’t bother me one bit at all and I drive an ’04 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS. I’ve had it since it was new and will keep it until it’s no longer cost effective to keep it going. I’m still a bit mad at FORD for discontinuing these along with the CROWN VICTORIA twin and LINCOLN TOWN CAR cousin. Roomy and smooth running. I suspect that if FORD had kept building them more likely than not, they would have had the 3.5 ECOBOOST V6 and 3.7 V6 as a lower power alternative.
The new CONTINENTAL seems to hint that it will be the type of car that stresses smooth and quiet rather than a sport sedan. I truly hope that it gets over in that way. The CADILLAC CT6 appears to be a wonderful car to fit in the category that the XTS is now. The only thing is that the CONTINENTAL has a V6 as standard equipment and the CT6 is standard with a 4 cylinder so that may turn off some when thinking of smoothness but at least a V6 is available.
Not everyone wants a 50K+ hot rod and when you get to be in your 70’s and 80’s, do you really want that? Some will but a good number of us want a smooth big cruiser