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Cadillac Confirms XTS Concept & CTS-V Coupe For 2010 Detroit Auto Show

 
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The 2010 Detroit Auto Show is now just about two weeks away and we've already learned that Cadillac will be unveiling a brand new concept car at the upcoming event. Today, GM North America's new president Chris Preuss confirmed via Twitter that the XTS Concept is the mystery Cadillac.

This teaser image of the concept, released just over a week ago, reveals Cadillac’s latest take on the brand’s ‘Art & Science’ design language, which has influenced the styling of recent models like the CTS and STS as well as the previous Sixteen and Converj concept cars.

Cadillac is currently working on two new models: one, a replacement for the STS and DTS lines dubbed XTS, and the second, a new entry-level model rumored to be called the ATS. Not much detail can be seen on the concept in the teaser but its strong lines and oversized grille suggests the former.

The story doesn’t end there as Cadillac has also confirmed recently that it will be unveiling a high-performance 2011 CTS-V Coupe based on the recently revealed 2011 CTS Coupe that debuted at this month’s 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. Expect the car to feature the same 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 as found in the regular CTS-V Sedan. Production is scheduled to start in the summer of 2010.

We’ll have all the details and live images straight from the debuts at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show on January 12.

[Cadillac, Twitter]

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  1. While Epsilon II is hardly a POS platform, neither does it seem appropriate for Cadillac if they want to take on BMW and Mercedes Benz. Lexus is only part up to the task of challenging those two marques, but only because several of their models are RWD. But they're just way to bland to be serious competition. Infiniti does a better job, but because their cars are RWD and exciting to drive. Caddy are well on the way to reclaiming their past glory as the premier American luxury car brand, but bringing a front driver to market is going to set them back. FWD and Cadillac just don't go together.
     
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  2. I'd say Infiniti really only competes with the low-mid class of German luxury, like the C/3/A4, maybe the E/5/A6, and possibly the GL/Q7. But when it comes to the S/7/A8 Lexus is really the only Japanese brand that offers any real alternative. But the second you dip into the AMG/M/RS brands the Japanese don't really have much to counter with.
    As for Cadillac, I don't think they'll find it very hard to be the top American luxury brand again. From what I've seen not many people my age seem interested in Lincoln. And Buick and Mercury are still largely seen as retirement cars.
     
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  3. FWD and Cadillac used to go together, my Dad's '69 ElDorado was a beast with its 500c.i.d. engine.
    Anyway, I agree with SuperSkyline89, Cadillac is pretty much America's ONLY luxury car brand, Lincoln doesn't have any RWD machine to seriously challenge ze deutsche, still resting on the antiquated Town Car platform. The Mk. S is very nice, and has plenty of torque (I've only driven the standard 3.7, the EcoBoost should be seriously quick), but it's still based on an FWD-biased platform, so it's no AMG/M competitor.
    BTW, I find both Lincoln and Cadillac's current nomenclature extremely annoying. C'mon, ATS, CTS, DTS, Mk.S, Mk.Z, and Mk.T? At least the old names like Seville, Continental, and ElDorado were interesting and aspirational. And they were actually names, not pseudo-acronyms!
     
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  4. Agree with Michael Escobar. Cadillac should bring the Seville, Continental, and ElDorado names back. They were inspirational at their time and should be restored for the new models.
     
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  5. Matt and Michael have hit the nail on the head. The guy that saw the light was Mallay at FORD. He stated" We spend millions on name reccognition an then, like the Taurus,abandon the name. That's when the Five Hundred became the Taurus. The letters and numbers mean nothing to the average person, only those with tradition in this system should keep it. However let's not go back to naming cars after fish.
     
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  6. Matt and Michael have hit the nail on the head. The guy that saw the light was Mallay at FORD. He stated" We spend millions on name reccognition an then, like the Taurus,abandon the name. That's when the Five Hundred became the Taurus. The letters and numbers mean nothing to the average person, only those with tradition in this system should keep it. However let's not go back to naming cars after fish.
     
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  7. The Mk. S is very nice, and has plenty of torque (I've only driven the standard 3.7, the EcoBoost should be seriously quick), but it's still based on an FWD-biased platform, so it's no AMG/M competitor.
     
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  8. First of all, for people in the Northeast, RWD is a recipe for disaster. I don't car if you have a RWD Farrari, because you arn't going up that icy hill in my nieghborhood. Also, Lexus is a TOYOTA in DISGUSE. It costs more for no real reason. They are made in the some factory, using the same parts. Also to many recalls. And Mercedes Benz's AMGs match BMW's Ms but they are no competition.
     
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  9. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing this (production-close) XTS concept, which will be shown within two weeks of this post. The paragraph below is taken from what I had posted elsewhere, and I felt it appropriate to repost here, and below, my personal view of this upcoming vehicle:
    My perception of this car is as follows: a large sedan perhaps at least 205" in length (the "super" Epsilon-2 platform-mate, the Chevrolet Impala
    is reported to be larger than the current Impala) and have many design-ques of the hotly-received 2003 Sixteen concept, but not as large and proportioned differently for the XTS is FWD and FWD-bias AWD. I also see a fairly narrow and up-swept greenhouse with a steeply angled rear-window and short trunk-lid with it's top high above the ground, and like the narrow, vertical tail-lights pointed out slightly and emulating tail-fins. I also see a 3.6L D.I. V6 with 280-300HP as the base powerplant, and an upgrade consisting of some form of an LS V8 mounted transversely, but with the requisite AWD for this powerplant, and the later could pit well with Ford's EcoBoost V6 D4 vehicles.
     
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  10. Michael, your smoking something if you think that GM is gonna put a V8 in it, if they do a high performance version it will be a turbo V6.
     
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  11. NoName, it's generally perception, and not fact, but we'll know soon enough; I have no inside sources or information. I do know that the new generation of the "high feature" Northstar successor was shelved, and there were reports of a twin-turbo 3.6L D.I. V6 in the works, but, that was reported halted, too.
    There is a new-generation (or additional) LS V8 in the works, perhaps the 5.5L, and the "super"Epsilon-2 platform is engineered for V8 accommodation as well as AWD (a given), and the XLS is a flagship, so, I figure that it would be logical (and hopeful) to feature a form of an LS V8 in the higher-level models of the XTS. Of course, the AWD would be requisite for this application.
     
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  12. They will not use a V8 in this.
     
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  13. We will know more in a week or within this post, but, if it's not an LS V8 or a twin-turbo 3.6L V6, what would it be. I still feel that the 3.6L V6 would be for the base edition, if I'm correct.
     
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  14. There's no reason there would be no v8 option in the XTS; it's going to be bigger than CTS, whose V version has a huge one.
    And as stated above, the nomenclature of today's luxury vehicles is annoying, but what's there to do when all but two luxe companies use it exclusively?
     
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  15. Hi Guy's,
    The letters and numbers mean nothing to the average person, only those with tradition in this system should keep it. However let's not go back to naming cars after fish.
     
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  16. I am ready to experience the XTS. I want this concept to become reality!
     
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