The 2017 Cadillac XTS is the first member of new series that company firmly designed to counter market dominant Audi A6 and the ever German BMW. While 2017 Cadillac XTS comes in more than just one color, leaked photos make the black look like a car suited for men in suits with a powerful arsenal in their brief cases.
2017 Cadillac XTS – Exterior and Interior Features:
On the contrary, initial testing suggests this model might be the smoothest ride in the segment. With classic sedan lines on its chassis, it gives off the essence of power on every angle and keeps your heart yearning for more. Swept back headlamps define the sharp front while the angled back end lamps give it a smart posterior making it deliriously attractive. Chrome detailing has taken a front seat on the trend bus and it shows on this model as well.
With added wood paneling, drivers arm rest, innovative opaque visor sun roof, it calls for quite an applause. The usual infotainment system is upgraded with features like IntelliBeam which illuminates dark corners. Along with the usual bells and whistles, comes a redesigned center console in a subtle piano black finish.
Chrome seems a dominant aspect of this car as it lines every instrument artistically. Electric steering has brought in couple of advancements like automatic parking option in 2017 Cadillac XTS. An added bonus is a DVD entertainment system in the rear. Optimum seating capacity remains a modest 5 people with a slight boost in boot space. Luxury has not been compromised.
2017 Cadillac XTS – Technical Specifications and Engine:
- Weight: 1800 kg.
- Power: 308 HP, 359 Nm.
- Engine: 3.6 V6 American bundle XTS, Turbo charged 4 cylinder.
- Top speed: Estimated at 155mph.
- 0-60 mph time: 5.7 sec.
Even though these specs aren’t uncommon for a car in this segment, it is refinement that 2017 Cadillac XTS brings to the table. Major focus has been set on ride quality and it seems to be a major player when the consumer looks at a 30 grand plus car. There are rumors of Cadillac completely cancelling the project but there has been no official statement and prototyping is on in full force. Only time will tell if these facts translate onto the final production model.
2017 Cadillac XTS – Pricing and Verdict:
Fairly priced at 40,000 $ it seems to be Cadillac’s last attempt at this XTS Cadillac. Experts believe, this car may actually be better than the Audi and BMW, but what it makes up under the hood, it lacks in branding. 10 years ago, a Cadillac was the word on the streets, but as time went on, it shifted to the Germans.
Looking at every aspect, this car speaks a success story and might be the shore for a sinking ship. It should be noted that most details are tentative as the car hasn’t made it to the production stage yet but as far as a Cadillac goes, if you love style, you’d probably buy one.