Cadillac again makes an effort to revive one of its oldest models, the XTS, for the 2018 model year. Last month, a couple of photos have been leaked which suggested that the large luxury sedan is leaning towards a more family friendly car with new design elements. But there is no need to speculate as we now have full details from the company.
The new photos that were released show that most of the noticeable upgrades are seen in the car’s front and rear fascia. In fact, a lot of people say that the XTS’ new look makes it look more like a CT6. The full-sized sedan now comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, with the headlights looking more angular. A new grille is now the focal point of the face. The company completes the exterior of the XTS with a new set of 19- and 20-inch wheels, and Brembo front brakes that come standard. What’s new for the car would be the optional Magnetic Ride Control as well as the Rear Air Leveling - both are firsts for the XTS. These features are meant to improve chassis dynamics and comfort, and also reduce noise.
Inside the cabin, customers have options such as the new Platinum-exclusive Maple Sugar and Jett Black trim to cover the interior with. And another upgrade the Cadillac XTS has been given is the next-generation infotainment system that none of the previous models have got. Every bit of the interior is wrapped in leather, complemented by a microfiber suede headliner, and premium wood trim. Overall, creating a luxurious and upscale atmosphere. That’s not all, the sound system has been upgraded to a new eight-speaker Bose audio system, and there are four USB ports where customers can charge their devices.
Now, let us get under the hood. The 2018 XTS will come standard with Cadillac’s 3.6 liter V6 engine that can produce 304 horsepower (227 kilowatts) and 264 pound feet (355 Newton metre) of torque for the base model. If customers opt for a more powerful version, they can choose to get the V-Sport trim. This one comes with a biturbo setup, where the engine can max out to 410 horsepower (306 kilowatts) with a torque of 369 pound feet (500 Nm). The V-Sport trim comes standard with an all-wheel drive setup.
We have not been informed about the pricing as well as the release date of the new XTS, but do not be surprised if you see a slight increase over the current price of $45,595 MSRP for the base model. Similarly, expect a price increase over the $72,695 for the V-Sport trim.