Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Revamped Cadillac XTS on way

The 2018 Cadillac XTS along with the XTS Platinum V-Sport is to arrive in the Middle East later this year.

For 2018, the spacious and elegant sedan receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten its appeal.

The XTS Platinum V-Sport, which takes performance to a higher level, is driven by an exclusive twin-turbo engine and all-wheel drive. 

Both editions of the new Cadillac XTS are set to arrive in the Middle East by Q4 2017.

New exterior styling features freshened front and rear fascias. The appearance change includes new fenders, front and rear fascias, grille, and the addition of LED headlights and taillamp in keeping with today’s portfolio. 

The updated chassis has revised tyre designs for both 19-inch and 20-inch tyres—improving ride comfort while reducing outside noise for a quieter more comfortable cabin. 

When it comes to trunk space, the XTS is in a league of its own, with 18 cubic feet (509 L), exceeding some midsize and full-size competitors — that’s more than the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the carmaker points out.

The cargo advantage means room for five or more suitcases.

New interior decor is available across much of the XTS line. There is a revised Jet Black with Shale-accented environment available for XTS Luxury models. The XTS Platinum models include new Jet Black and Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents. 

Platinum models feature a leather-wrapped interior with microfiber suede headliner, as well as premium wood trim on the steering wheel, console, centre stack, instrument panel and door panels.

Seating trim offers full-leather seating on Kona, or semi-aniline full leather seating surfaces on Platinum models, both with perforated detailing. Heated and ventilated seats are also offered. 

The 2018 model includes the redesigned updates to the seat foam geometry, wire frame structure, heat pads for the heated seats and 40” of rear legroom for added passenger comfort. Together, the changes elevate the riding experience for the driver and passengers. 

The Cadillac twin-turbo 3.6L V-6 headlines the XTS’s powertrain line-up and is standard on the V-Sport model, delivering SAE-certified 410 hp (306 kW) and 500 Nm of torque, making it one of the most power-dense six-cylinder engines in the segment. 

The XTS’s standard 3.6L V-6 is rated at 304 hp (227 kW) and 355 Nm of torque. Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favourable front-to-rear weight balance. 

The engines are matched with six-speed automatic transmissions and tap-shift control.

Cadillac provides available advanced safety based on its “control-and-alert” strategy, employing advanced technologies — including radar, camera and ultrasonic sensors — to help prevent crashes. The safety features bolster driver vision and awareness of road hazards and can even help drivers avert potential crashes. 

In certain situations, Cadillac’s advanced crash-avoidance systems, such as automatic braking, can automatically apply braking in response to potential hazards.

Cadillac has been a leading American luxury auto brand since 1902. 

Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and technology. Described as luxurious, having a bold and daring personality, being tough and strong as well as safe and powerful, Cadillac has maintained an iconic presence for over 85 years in the Middle East. 

The Cadillac portfolio in the Middle East for 2017 features award-winning passenger cars ATS, ATS Coupe, CTS, XTS and the First ever CT6 prestige sedan. It also features the Escalade SUV and XT5 luxury crossover. 

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