The Cadillac XTS, which represents the most technologically advanced production car in the brand’s history, will enhance Cadillac’s line-up of luxury vehicles and attract more aspirational customers to premium automotive brand. Given the style and dynamic character of the 2013 Cadillac XTS, we’d say Cadillac has completely shed any remnants of its former reputation as a maker of billowy soft land yachts.
Ushering in new standards with every ingenious detail, the all –new Cadillac XTS will not simply move you-it will transport you into the future. Powerful, yet efficient. Stunningly modern, yet meticulously crafted. Tautly proportioned, yet spacious. XTS has arrived. And it’s bringing the future forward. Yes the Cadillac XTS pushes the boundaries of iconic design and artful engineering with an unswerving passion for innovation.
Surprisingly GAZ got an opportunity to test drive the new Cadillac XTS and we have experienced the sweet and sour of this fabulous machine .The new Cadillac offers only a single engine choice, a slightly detuned version of the same silky direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 found in the Cadillac CTS sedan. In this application, it generates 304 horsepower, which is really enough to allow the large XTS to keep up with similarly priced and powered luxury sedans.
The Premium Collection XTS package builds on those offerings with adaptive headlamps, a head-up display, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 110-volt power outlet, a navigation system, voice controls, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system and a suite of safety features that include blind spot detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front collision alert.
Finally, the Platinum Collection offers 20-inch wheels, unique exterior styling, a sunroof, a power rear sunshade and additional cabin leather trim. Optional for the Premium and Platinum is the Driver Assist package, which includes adaptive cruise control with low-speed automatic braking.
Ample space is nothing new for a large Cadillac. But it’s within the front dash panel that the XTS sets itself apart. The CUE infotainment system — which stands for Cadillac User Experience — integrates audio, phone, optional navigation and On Star functionality into an 8-inch touch screen display. Those familiar with Smartphone and tablet interfaces will feel at home with CUE, as it uses similar touching, swiping and pinching commands.
With plenty of luxury features, available all-wheel drive and an expansive trunk and rear seats, the 2013 Cadillac XTS earns its place among large luxury-oriented sedans like the Chrysler 300C,Hyundai Genesis and Lincoln MKS. As the XTS offers such a leap beyond its Cadillac predecessors, we can understand why mature buyers returning to the brand might feel overwhelmed by the aggressive styling and all the technology packed within.