Rumor of the Day – revised XLR coming this summer

Rumor has it that Cadillac will be freshening the XLR for the 2009 model year.

This would likely mean the new version would appear mid-year (though it is possible it could be as late as mid-2009 if Cadillac puts the model on hiatus for a time before bringing out the new model).

Expect styling to reflect the new CTS/STS/Provoq styling language as well as a brand new, fitting for a $75k car, interior.

Also, this may mark a change from the NorthStar V-8 engines (which are expected to end production in 2010) to versions of the GM smallblock V-8 from the Corvette. This could mean a new XLR-V powered by the same 550hp supercharged LSA V-8 from the CTS-V.

More news as we get it…

  • JLM

    All I can say is that I cannot wait to see what Cadillac designers perform with the XLR/XLR-V. I have kept in touch with all of the rumors regarding updates to the XLR and this June Cadillac XLR owners will have an opportunity to see an early release of the 2009 Cadillac XLR. The rumor is that the refresh is simply stunning. As an XLR owner, I can only say it will be hard to create the same impact as the original XLR, but if any design group can pull this off, it is Cadillac.