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The Cadillac XTS (X-Series Touring Sedan) is a full-size luxury sedan from Cadillac.[2] It is based on an enlarged version of the Epsilon II platform. The XTS replaces both the Cadillac STS and DTS,[3] and is smaller than the DTS but larger than the STS. It began production in May 2012 at the Oshawa Assembly Plant and launched in June. The XTS is available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Cadillac XTS
Cadillac XTS 2017.jpg
ManufacturerCadillac (General Motors)
ProductionMay 2012–present
Model years2013–present
AssemblyCanada: Oshawa, Ontario (Oshawa Car Assembly)
China: Shanghai (Shanghai GM)
DesignerTim Kozub (2010)[1]
Christine Park (interior)
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
PlatformGM Epsilon II
RelatedChevrolet Impala (Tenth Generation)
Buick LaCrosse (Second Generation)
Saab 9-5 (Second Generation)
Wheelbase111.7 in (2,837 mm)
Length202 in (5,131 mm)
Width72.9 in (1,852 mm)
Height59.1 in (1,501 mm)
Curb weightFWD: 3,995 lb (1,812 kg)
AWD: 4,180 lb (1,896 kg)
PredecessorCadillac DTS
Cadillac STS
2018 Cadillac XTS

For the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS is being assembled by Shanghai GM. Production began in February 2013. In addition to the LFX 3.6 V6, Cadillac XTS also comes with an LTG 2.0 turbo engine in the Chinese market. In the Chinese market, the Cadillac XTS with an LFX 3.6 V6 engine is called XTS 36S, and the version with LTG 2.0 turbo engine is called XTS 2.0T.

The Cadillac XTS Sedan is currently available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and the Middle East (except Israel) in LHD only.



Cadillac XTS

The Epsilon II-platform is used for the XTS, which is shared with the Chevrolet Impala and the Buick LaCrosse. With the optional twin-turbocharged engine only available in the V-Sport, it has an estimated 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) time of 6.7 seconds.[4] The XTS is one of two large sedans currently offered by Cadillac (the other is the CT6), and rivals the Lincoln Continental in size and price. The XTS is manufactured in Oshawa, Ontario (Oshawa Car Assembly) and in Shanghai, China (Shanghai GM).



In addition to the base XTS, there are currently five trim packages labeled "Luxury", "Premium Luxury", and "Platinum", with the optional XTS V-Sport offered in both "V-Sport Premium Luxury" and "V-Sport Platinum". Some of the standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, 4G LTE connectivity, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, leather seat-upholstery, 8-way power front seats, parking assist and comprehensive safety equipment like ABS, stability control, dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags front and rear, and a driver side knee airbag. Optional equipment and technology is extensive, including separate climate controls for rear seat passengers, coupled with 8" LCD screens that flip up from the front passenger seat-backs, allowing an internal DVD player to display content with wireless headphones. The interior can be outfitted in a large assortment of color combinations, along with four types of wood selections. Cadillac's CUE system is standard with an 8-speaker Bose sound system, including HD Radio and SiriusXM. An optional 14-speaker Bose sound package includes AudioPilot noise compensation technology.


The XTS is available with two engines, a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo for China only, and a 3.6-liter with 304 hp (227 kW) and 264 lb⋅ft (358 N⋅m), with available twin-turbocharging on the XTS V-Sport providing 410 hp (306 kW) and 369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) together with cylinder deactivation. The XTS is available in both front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive (standard on V-Sport vehicles) which includes a limited slip differential and torque vectoring.[5]

XTS Powertrains
Displacement Fuel GM Type Configuration Aspiration Power Torque Transmission Note Years
2.0 L (1,998 cc) Gasoline LTG I-4 Turbocharged 272 hp (203 kW) @ 5500 rpm 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) @ 1700-5500 rpm 6-speed automatic China 2013-
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LFX V6 Natural 304 hp (227 kW) @ 6800 rpm 264 lb⋅ft (358 N⋅m) @ 5300 rpm 6-speed automatic 2013-
3.6 L (3,564 cc) Gasoline LF3 V6 Turbocharged 410 hp (306 kW) @ 6000 rpm 369 lb⋅ft (500 N⋅m) @ 1900 rpm 6-speed automatic VSport 2013-

Other versions

A long-wheelbase version XTS, called the XTS-L, as well as limousine and hearse versions are available for fleet and coachbuilder markets.

XTS Platinum concept

Cadillac XTS Platinum concept

General Motors exhibited a concept sedan called the XTS Platinum at the 2010 North American International Auto Show after privately unveiling the vehicle to automotive journalists on August 11, 2009.[6] The concept was all-wheel drive and was powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 plug-in hybrid system estimated at 350 hp (260 kW).[7] Its interior was based on hand-cut-and-sewn materials and uses Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays in place of traditional gauges and screens.[7] A Platinum version of the production XTS went on sale in 2013.


Calendar Year United States China[8] Global
2012[9] 15,049
2013[10] 32,559 14,683
2014[11] 24,335 54,464[12]
2015[13] 23,112 22,285 48,851[12]
2016[14] 22,171 28,335[15]
2017[16] 16,275 41,645

See also


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  2. ^ "GM Poised to Thrive with New Cars, Tech, Reuss Says" (Press release). GM Media. August 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Ganz, Andrew (July 2, 2009). "Insignia-based Cadillac STS and DTS replacement to be called XTS?". LeftLaneNews. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  4. ^ Winfield, Barry (June 25, 2012). "Back To Its Roots". 62 (13). Autoweek: 38–39. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  5. ^ Transcribed from 2016 Cadillac XTS sales brochure
  6. ^ Wert, Ray (December 22, 2009). "Cadillac XTS Is The New Cadillac Concept". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  7. ^ a b "Cadillac Unveils The XTS Platinum Concept" (Press release). GM Media. January 12, 2010.
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