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First Look: Caddy to Reveal XTS Concept, CTSv at 2010 NAIAS

New luxury sedan expected to replace both STS and DTS.

by on Dec.22, 2009

The official word is that this image shows a new Cadillac concept vehicle, but inside sources suggest this is the brand's upcoming flagship, codenamed XTS.

The e-mail from Cadillac arrived early this morning and just a bit ahead of the holidays, containing two gifts for fans of the long-time luxury leader.

The big news is the photo you see here, a partial image of what appears to be the long-rumored XTS, which will make its debut, in concept form, at the upcoming North American International Auto Show, in Detroit.  If it goes into production the new, rear-drive full-size sedan would replace two of the weaker entries in Caddy’s current line-up, the STS and DTS, and become Cadillac’s new flagship model.

Meanwhile, the terse release we received also confirms news broke a few weeks back: Cadillac will add a high-performance version of its current 2-door base model, to be dubbed the CTSv.


We’ve gleaned a bit about the concept vehicle which was being called XTS inside GM circles.  It’s likely to share the Sigma platform that was used on the STS, as well as the smaller CTS sedan.  That means pure rear-drive for all U.S. Cadillac passenger cars.  (The outgoing DTS was a front-driver.)