Reports of a single replacement for Cadillac's aging DTS and STS sedans have circulated the web for ages now, with news that the car would be called the XTS and could even share a front-wheel drive platform with the Buick LaCrosse all making the rounds.
Then, late last month, Cadillac revealed a teaser shot (pictured) of a new concept planned for next week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show that it confirmed was a preview for the upcoming XTS flagship sedan.
Today, CTV News is reporting that production of the XTS is scheduled to start at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plant in early 2012. This will likely see the XTS introduced as a 2013 model.
The same site will also be responsible for production of the 2011 Buick Regal this year and the replacement for the Chevrolet Impala in 2013.
Not much is known about the XTS but there are rumors that it will ride on a modified version of GM’s front-wheel drive Epsilon II platform found in the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and the 2011 Buick Regal. However, for application in the XTS, the platform is expected to be made wider and longer and converted to all-wheel drive.