Cadillac looking to sell all remaining DTS, STS units ahead of XTS launch

Article by Christian A., on May 16, 2011

Cadillac aims to sell off all the remaining STS and DTS models on its dealer lots before the arrival of the replacement – the XTS – next year. Cadillac’s inventory consists of 3000 DTS models and fewer than 900 STS models. The XTS concept made its debut in Detroit last year and since then, the anticipation for its production version has been high.

Cadillac has already stopped the production of the STS and its final DTS model will stop rolling out after three or four weeks.

Cadillac reported last year that the XTS, its new purported flagship car, will use a stretched version of GM’s front-wheel-drive Epsilon II platform.

James R. Vurpillat, Cadillac’s Global Marketing Director, told Ward’s that XTS will be assembled at GM’s Grand River plant in Lansing, Michigan. The CTS is currently being built in this plant, which is also where the new ATS will be produced. Cadillac didn’t say when exactly the XTS will start to roll out. Vurpillat would only say that it won’t begin this fall.

If the production model stays true to the concept, the XTS could get an all-wheel-drive option, different V-6 powerplants, and possibly a plug-in hybrid driveline similar to what the XTS Platinum concept had featured. It’s rumored that there will be eight-cylinder engine options but to date, no confirmation has been made.

There have been reports that Cadillac is working on a big flagship sedan that’s built somewhat like the Sixteen concept shown in the past. When asked about this vehicle, Vurpillat said that it’s possible but only if they cover their other bases first.

Vurpillat said that he would welcome this car but the priority now is to “get the main segments covered.” He said that only after this is accomplished could the company start planning cars in the S-Class and 7 Series range.

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