The XTS is a full-size luxury sedan from General Motors’ prestige-luxury brand, Cadillac. The vehicle spans one generation, and is being replaced with the third-generation Cadillac CTS and Cadillac CT6.
The XTS was previewed in near production-ready form at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the XTS Concept. The vehicle was launched in 2012 for the 2013 model year as the replacement for the Cadillac STS and DTS.
Interestingly, the XTS was introduced during a time when Cadillac was undergoing the second phase of its turnaround while being realigned to compete in sport-luxury vehicle categories with BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Lexus. What’s more, the XTS was introduced when Cadillac was in dire need of a full-size luxury sedan. And though its overall dimensions are right up there with “proper” full-size luxury sedans, the XTS’ front-wheel drive Super Epsilon platform and transverse engine orientation run counter to the rear-wheel drive and longitudinal engine orientation of other full-size luxury sedans. As such, the FWD setup made some question the XTS’ longevity in the Cadillac lineup.
The XTS is expected to be phased out in the 2019 time frame in favor of the CT6 and CT7/CT8.
- 2016 Cadillac XTS
- 2017 Cadillac XTS
- 2018 Cadillac XTS
- 2019 Cadillac XTS
- 2020 Cadillac XTS
- Cadillac XTS Sales Numbers