As we have been seeing recently, Cadillac has prepared a refreshed version of their XTS sedan. Based on GM’s Epsilon chassis, the XTS provides traditional Cadillac buyers the large-car feel they expect without the cost and European-style handling and ride of a CTS or CT6.
However, up to this point, the XTS has not offered the styling that fits with those newer offerings. For 2018, the XTS now has styling that blends the looks of the CT6 up front with hints of the styling direction previewed with the Escala concept from last year, especially in the newly contoured trunk lid. But, a new face isn’t all to expect from the updated XTS.
As debuted in the mid-2017 CTS, the 2018 XTS gets the updated and cloud-enhanced version of the CUE infotainment system. The interior gets additionally updated with more comfortable front seats.
The XTS continues to offer both a normally aspirated 3.6l V-6 with 304hp as well as a twin-turbo 3.6 with 410hp. Power routes through a Haldex all-wheel drive system with the ability to route more power to either rear wheel to enhance handling. In addition to standard Brembo front brakes, the XTS also has available magnetorheological dampers.
This just scratches the surface of the features and changes in the updated XTS…read on for Cadillac’s extensive description of the car’s new and updated features: