Specifically, the 2019 Cadillac XTS gains introduces Cadillac’s second-generation Wireless Charging feature, which delivers a larger surface area while delivering higher power charging delivery. It’s also compatible with the iPhone and Android devices with built-in wireless charging. Like older wireless phone charging systems, the option is assigned GM RPO code K4C, and continues to be standard equipment on all XTS trim levels.
The change is noteworthy, since GM got somewhat of a black eye last year when it was discovered that only nine GM vehicles supported the wireless phone charging features on the new Apple iPhone models – the 8, 8 Plus and X, despite many GM vehicles supporting the feature since for several years’ time. Of those nine, only one was a Cadillac – the 2018 Escalade. The reason for the incompatibility involved GM using an outdated version of the Qi wireless charging standard.
We should note that it’s possible that other changes could be in store for the 2019 Cadillac XTS, but that they haven’t yet been added to the order guide. Speaking of the order guide, you can download it at the 2019 Cadillac XTS order guide page.
About Cadillac XTS
The Cadillac XTS is a full-size premium sedan that consists of the XTS Sedan and XTS V-Sport Sedan. The vehicle was the first Cadillac model to be introduced after GM’s bankruptcy in the 2009-2010 timeframe and is larger than the compact Cadillac ATS and midsize Cadillac CTS. It is a similar size to the full-size Cadillac CT6 prestige luxury sedan.
The current, first-generation XTS was introduced for the 2013 model year. The vehicle is based on the extended-length wheelbase variant of the GM Epsilon platform known as Super Epsilon. The same platform underpins the second-generation Buick LaCrosse and tenth-generation Chevrolet Impala.
For the 2018 model year, the XTS got a midcycle refresh that brought about revised exterior styling, slight revisions to the trim level structure, two new exterior colors along with revised interior color combinations and pairing. It also gets improved front seats for higher levels of comfort as well as revisions to the suspension system to provide more comfort for occupants. There’s also a host of technology improvements, such as the addition of new active safety features, the new CUE 3.0 infotainment system and more. For more on the updates, see 2018 Cadillac XTS changes. For the 2019 model year, the XTS gets an improved wireless charging system.
Cadillac initially planned to discontinue the XTS around the 2017 model year, but then decided to continue selling the model while giving it an update, which took place for the 2018 model year. It is now expected that the XTS will be discontinued in the vicinity of the 2019 – 2020 calendar years, with the Cadillac CT6 serving as its indirect successor.
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