2012 will be full of surprises and Cadillac’s XTS Platinum is sure to be one of them
Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011
Amid much speculation, Cadillac confirmed it will push the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept to production. Although it is not due until the spring on 2012, the Cadillac XTS will precede the ATS in expanding Cadillac’s current sedan lineup.
The Cadillac XTS will be available with both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The XTS Platinum concept was shown with GM’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine with a plug-in hybrid system, so it’s safe to assume you’ll be able to get a hybrid version of the XTS.
Much like the Cadillac CTS-V model, the XTS will sport Magnetic Ride Control which helps create a smooth ride by reading and reacting to the road every millisecond to keep your ride as smooth as possible. The engine also produces 350 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque.
It is believed that the design of the 2012 XTS will closely resemble the concept that was debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show as the next evolution of Cadillac’s Art & Science design language.
Cadillac’s general manager Bryan Nesbitt said, “The XTS is meant to be an automotive personal headquarters, using advanced technology to enable new levels of connectivity and luxury.”
The Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept featured new technologies, including but not limited to, OLED displays replacing traditional gauges. OLED are also known as organic LEDs and they offer richer, brighter colors and darker blacks that you are sure to love.
Although we’ll have to wait and see what the 2012 Cadillac XTS Platinum will look like, you can bet that Cadillac is designing another amazing vehicle. To see the rest of the Cadillac lineup, stop by your local Houston Cadillac dealer to test drive any one of the 2011 Cadillac models and start living the Cadillac lifestyle today.