Cadillac announces new specialty vehicles based on the 2013 XTS

Article by Christian A., on September 6, 2012

Cadillac has finally released the full details of the black cab of its new 2013 XTS sedan. It also treated the fans to a glimpse of the limousine and hearse variants that will be released next. Five different XTS variants will be available for fleet buyers. These are the standard XTS Livery Sedan Package, the XTS Stretch Livery Sedan, the XTS Limousine, the XTS Funeral Coach hearse, and the XTS Armored.

To date, just the base Livery Sedan has been presented with the full set of information. The automaker hasn’t said yet what stretched the long-wheelbase cars are. It also hasn’t enumerated the precautionary methods that were used with the armoured model. The Livery Sedan Package is based on the consumer XTS so it has a length of about 202.0 inches.

Three people can be accommodated in the backseat. The 2013 Cadillac XTS livery models are offered for front-wheel drive XTS models. The new professional model uses the same 304-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission that the consumer model had used. Its fuel economy rating is also unchanged at 17/28 mpg city/highway.

XTS livery models can proceed to work duty with the added 3-year/150,000-mile professional vehicle warranty (6-year/100,000-mile for the hearse), heavy-duty brakes, and optional tri-zone climate control.

The basic livery sedan has the 19-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45R19 all-season tires as standard. All the other models have polished 18-inchers covered in P235/55R18XL 104H all-season tires. Cadillac’s Professional Fleet is now even more impressive with the XTS. Buyers can also choose from a chauffeur version of the Escalade, Escalade Hybrid, and Escalade ESV SUVs.

American premium carmaker Cadillac has taken the wraps off the new 2013 Cadillac XTS, which it touts as its most technologically advanced production car.

Arriving in the United States and Canada in the spring of 2012, the new 2013 Cadillac XTS is basically the larger sibling of the innovatively luxurious Cadillac CTS. It boasts of offering a larger interior space as well as the elegance and dramatic presence typical of any Cadillac vehicle. However, the XTS simply adds more, like employing new and advanced methods that allow it to cater to the next generation of premium clients. Moreover, the new XTS will be first Cadillac to feature the so-called Cadillac User Experience (CUE), which combines intuitive design with pioneering controls and commands for managing media and information.

Furthermore, the new Cadillac XTS is laden with an array of advanced technologies that make premium cars more comfortable to drive and ride. For instance, there are available technologies that could enhance vision and safety. Likewise, the XTS is the only luxury sedan installed – as standard -- with the so-called standard Magnetic Ride Control, which is considered as the fastest-reacting suspension in the world.

As for its powertrain, the new Cadillac XTS is served by a 3.6-liter direct injection engine as well as an advanced all-wheel drive system, resulting to a premium sedan that is not only luxurious, but also high-performing and more efficient.

Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac Marketing, remarked that the new Cadillac XTS typifies the brand’s new formula for luxury as driven by advanced technology. He noted that the new XTS luxury sedan XTS personifies the evolution of Cadillac’s Art & Science philosophy, as it combines the best technical ideas and the well-refined Cadillac design.

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