Only one powertrain is available for now, a 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, and matched to a six-speed automatic.
Customers do, however, have the choice between standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive configurations on the XTS.
Projected fuel economy ratings are 17/28 mpg city/highway for the front-wheel drive model and 17/27 mpg for the all-wheel drive.
Customers can also choose between three different options packages: Luxury, Premium and Platinum. The XTS Platinum model represents the highest level of technology and luxury, including a unique front appearance, wheels and interior colors, materials and trim.
All XTS models come standard with Brembo brakes, GM’s latest HiPer Strut front suspension, air suspension at the rear, and Magnetic Ride Control. The latter is the world’s-fastest reacting suspension technology and is found on exotic supercars including those from Ferrari. The XTS also comes with Cadillac’s new CUE infotainment system, which uses a capacitive touch-screen as its interface, the same technology used on smartphones and tablet PCs.
If that’s not enough, Cadillac has also introduced new short- and long-range radar systems with the XTS. These systems are used for adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic brakes, and rear cross traffic alert. Another new feature is a safety alert driver seat that vibrates to alert the driver.