Posts Tagged ‘XTS’

Automotive Trends GARAGE Season 2 Episode 1

December 14th, 2011 No comments


      Stand by because the heroes of automotive banter are back in front of the video camera. In our season premiere we cover GM’s hotly anticipated new vehicle of the century: the Chevrolet Volt. We would be remiss to give it all away here, but in a nut shell, the boys are smitten. Read more…

AT’s Photo Spotlight

April 21st, 2010 No comments

      The Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept that debuted at the 2010 NAIAS is a thinly disguised version of the car that will replace the DTS and STS this fall. Instead of a Northstar V8 under the hood of this stretched-to-the-limit Epsilon platform sedan there lies a 3.6L direct-injected V6 paired with GM’s 2-Mode Hybrid system. All-wheel drive and a plush cockpit round out the offerings. The only question remaining is will this big sedan be an Audi A8 contender, or simply an alternative to the Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS?

2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept (Design Critique)

March 5th, 2010 No comments

      As a traditional Cadillac enthusiast, I have felt Cadillac’s lineup has been somewhat incomplete since the departure of the magnificent Fleetwood at the end of 1996.  While that car shared its powertrain entirely with the top-line offerings from Chevrolet and Buick, it was a car that was unmistakably a Cadillac.  It was the ultimate car for being pampered and its sheer size made it the most imposing car on the road at the time.  In its absence the smaller front-wheel-drive Deville had to hold its own against the likes of the Lincoln Town Car – a job it did well.  In the decade and a half since Cadillac’s last body-on frame rear wheel drive sedan was built, the top end luxury market has erupted in an all-out war between the Audi A8, Lexus LS-variants, and the Mercedes-Benz S-class.  While the Town Car is still in production, Ford threatens to discontinue it on nearly a yearly basis and does little to promote or improve it.   Now Lincoln calls the Mercury-like MKS the flagship of its line.  Yet another Taurus-based Lincoln, it is as if Ford has thrown in the towel as being a true competitor in the luxury class. Read more…