2013 Cadillac Xts
Cadillac unveiled the 2013 XTS, the newest add-on to the Cadillac lavishness saloon card. It arrives in showrooms in U.S. and Canadian showrooms in the bound of 2012 as the virtually technologically innovative product car in the stain’s chronicle.
Bigger than the CTS, the new Cadillac XTS delivers the distance, elegance and spectacular front that are Cadillac signatures, but with whole new and technically advance methods tuned for a new multiplication of sumptuosity customers. It besides marks the unveiling of CUE, a comp in-vehicle see that merges visceral excogitation with machine industry-first controls and commands for entropy and media restraint.
In gain to the CUE port and connectivity, many over-the-counter ripe technologies are inbuilt to the new XTS. It volition be the but lavishness saloon with stock Magnetised Rag Command – the man’s fastest-reacting hanging. Innovative technologies that raise imaginativeness and rubber environment the driver are uncommitted besides.
Positioned direct supra the centrepiece CTS phratry in Cadillac’s revamped card, the new XTS features a 3.6L calculate shot locomotive and modern all-wheel thrust organisation, scoring a chemise to more-efficient operation in a broad luxuriousness saloon.
“The Cadillac XTS represents a new expression for lavishness, goaded by advance engineering,” aforesaid Don Pantryman, v.p. of Cadillac Selling. “XTS showcases the phylogeny of our Art & Skill doctrine, conflux the outflank expert ideas with the continued shade of Cadillac invention.”
2013 Cadillac XTS
Cadillac CUE is the extremely customizable interface that exemplifies XTS’ flux of advance engineering and aesthetic conception. The pump of CUE, which stands for Cadillac Exploiter Receive, is the touchstone eight-inch (203 mm) screenland in the “centre lot,” the faceplate under the concealment and the wheel controls. CUE features various diligence firsts, including capacitive-touch ascendancy with propinquity detection, gesticulate credit and born vox acknowledgement.
Useable solely on the Cadillac XTS is the 12.3-inch (312 mm) reconfigurable clustering. It features vivacious vivid displays showcased among four-spot driver-selectable themes, ranging from minimum to across-the-board data. And spell it is the salient constituent in the XTS’ technical lineament, CUE is function of a more comp and superimposed access to the car’s invention, capabilities and functioning
“The more you aspect, the more layers you see in XTS,” aforesaid Pantryman. “They aren’t incessantly evident to the eye, but they bod on one another in significant slipway to reward the car’s enduringness of excogitation, consolation and impulsive know.”
The XTS is too the most-spacious Cadillac saloon, bespoke to furnish commodiousness in a more expeditiously sized box. It offers more inner distance than midsize luxuriousness cars and like to life-size sedans, specially in the backside arse region, where it has 40 inches (1,016 mm) of ass legroom. That’s roughly four-spot more inches than the BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and almost two more inches than the Audi A6 – and corresponding to bigger sedans.
And when it comes to body spa, the Cadillac XTS is in a conference of its own, with 18 three-dimensional feet (509 L), surpassing both midsize and life-size competitors – more Audi A6 and A8 L, BMW 5 and 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz E- and S-Class. For XTS customers, the cargo advantage means room for five or more suitcases.
Technology reinforces multidimensional design philosophy
Cadillac XTS’ hardware and spatial dimensions are the foundational layers that support a new level of surface detail. Multidimensional exterior and interior elements, including the grille, headlamps and new use of accent lighting, coalesce to give the XTS a presence and attention to detail unlike any Cadillac that has come before it.
“The XTS’ technology is woven into its design in ways that affirm the driving experience is of primary importance to a new generation of luxury customers,” said Clay Dean, design director and Cadillac brand champion. “This is the new expression of luxury at Cadillac and it shows in the multilayered details, authentic materials and unprecedented connectivity.”
CUE, for example, represents the pinnacle of technology, but it is being showcased using a subtle and sophisticated interior appearance that blends with other features to create a soothing and inviting feel. It offers more capability and driver-selectable choices than ever before from Cadillac, but the center stack has only seven buttons – three of them for the radio. That’s less than half the controls found on the center stack of the typical car.
“Technology helps the XTS deliver more with less,” said Dean. “Choreographed interior lighting and other unique features tailored to individual driver preferences complement CUE to create an exceptionally refined and advanced ambience.”
The Cadillac XTS’ surface details also convey a more-nuanced design philosophy, with elements that support the long, sleek proportion that is a welcome return to Cadillac. They bring forward more beauty and elegance with refined, graceful forms and surfaces working harmoniously with established Cadillac linear forms. It is a car that conveys the next step in Cadillac form and surface vocabulary.
“It is a bold, elegant design and also very efficient in the ways it encompasses passengers and cargo,” said Dean. “It’s a new proportion for Cadillac and a new era in luxury.”
The Cadillac XTS Platinum is the fullest expression of Cadillac’s multidimensional philosophy, with features that include a chrome/satin-chrome grille finish, polished 20-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts, a fully wrapped leather interior with Alcantara headliner and more.
Advanced safety features based on ‘control and alert’ strategy
The Cadillac XTS’ technology fundamentally supports a suite of advanced safety features, based on a “control and alert” strategy that extends the vision around the vehicle. It helps drivers identify potential crash situations and even intervenes when a crash threat appears more imminent, employing layers of visual, audible and tactile (vibration) alerts, depending on the alert feature.
The alerts are designed to identify obstacles with sufficient warning to give the driver time to react and make changes – including the Safety Alert Seat feature, which vibrates either the left or right side of the driver’s seat cushion, depending on the location of the impending concern. The intervening features, including Automatic Collision Preparation, take over if the threat appears more immediate or the driver does not react to previous alerts.
Two levels of control-and-alert protection are offered in the Cadillac XTS’ Enhanced Safety Strategy (ESS) packages.
ESS I includes:
ESS II includes all ESS I content plus:
Cadillac XTS also features OnStar as standard. OnStar service also includes myCadillac and OnStar myLink mobile apps, whichoffer vehicle information and OnStar services via the customer’s smartphone.
AWD and Magnetic Ride Control support new driving experience
A layered approach to the driving experience relies on new and established technologies – all rooted in a stiff structure. The body is infused with strategically placed ultra-high-strength steel for strength and crash protection and serves as the foundation for the advanced-chassis system.
A smart Haldex all-wheel-drive system – with an electronic limited-slip differential that splits torque between the rear wheels – complements an advanced HiPer Strut front suspension and standard Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping to give the Cadillac XTS sure-footed, confident and comfortable ride and handling traits. A linked H-arm design with “air springs” comprises the rear suspension.
HiPer Strut is based on the MacPherson strut front suspension design and features dual-path top mountings that separate the transfer of spring and damper loads to the body structure. It improves ride-and-handling characteristics in four significant ways:
Magnetic Ride Control delivers precise body motion control – “reading” the road every millisecond and changing damping in just five milliseconds. It replaces conventional mechanical-valve shocks with electronically controlled shocks filled with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. Under the presence of magnetic charge, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance almost instantly.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models, along with variable-effort steering and Brembo four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel antilock brakes – all features that add important layers of control to the driving experience. Like Magnetic Ride Control, Cadillac XTS borrows the Brembo braking technology from Cadillac’s V-Series of high performance models.
Horsepower for the Cadillac XTS comes from an advanced 3.6L V-6 that’s known by its “LFX” engine code. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower (224 kW). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The LFX engine is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission with tap-shift control.
The Cadillac XTS will begin production in Oshawa, Ontario in spring 2012.