We first saw the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept (pictured) at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, but it appears that the production car will finally bow in Los Angeles next month. The XTS will be Cadillac's new flagship sedan, replacing both the STS and DTS when it arrives.

The big highlight of the XTS will be Cadillac's new CUE infotainment system, which will later be available in the ATS sedan and SRX crossover. Mum's the word on what sort of powertrain will be lurking under the hood of the new flagship, but recent reports have suggested that we could see a turbocharged version of General Motors' new 2.5-liter inline-four, producing around 300 horsepower. For reference, the XTS Platinum concept debuted with a 3.6-liter V6 mated to a plug-in hybrid system, delivering 350 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

The XTS will go into production in the spring of 2012. We'll have the full suite of details live from Los Angeles next month.


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      Regular Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      You're wrong, Elmo. Flagship does not mean best seller. By your definition, the 3-series would be BMW's flagship. Flagship means the best that they offer, and since this is replacing both the DTS and the STS, this will, in fact, be Cadillac's LUXURY flagship for the time being.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Regular Guy
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      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I keep in mind that I'm not the target demographic by any means then it actually looks like a pretty nice car.
      thepennyracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      the design is decent. it's cleaner than expected, but i can never get that excited about a cab-forward design like this. i could use something more interesting with rear without making those C pillars any bigger than they already are. powertrain options seem great if they actually happen, but it's a shame i keep seeing FF as the slated powetrain. boo.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @thepennyracer
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          DrEvil
          • 3 Years Ago
          Flagship = Standard Bearer = CTS - V.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          Actually, there's always a flagship. It's the manufacturer's hot seller, which currently is the CTS.
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          and drevil you are correct, the flagship is also the halo car or standard bearer, and the CTS-V would be it. Elmo needs to look up the definition of flagship.
      MANARC100
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ive read they are going to be using these to replace the town car fleets over time for the big cities. I would love to be driven around in this vs. a POS crown vic cab or new yellow cab van type vehicles. Currently riding around in a town car is a joke and in my eyes not worth the extra cost other than being slightly cleaner on the inside. Im a younger guy and would not choose the XTS over a CTS to purchase, but as for hiring one for an evening.....I would be proud to step out of this.
      Mundotaku
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this is the first Cadillac that looks like a Cadillac in a long time.
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      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a loaf of bread
      stuck in 90s
      • 3 Years Ago
      WOW, i am impressed! The design is beautiful, looks like a beautifully designed french car... Coming from a bmw fan boi like myself, it should be a compliment... Cant wait to retire myself and have this car ... lol SO MUCH CLASS!! i like the understatement! Props to the american cars of this generation, keep up the good work! You are starting to put a good fight against the European Luxury and Japs ...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stuck in 90s
        Starting? Wow, you really are stuck in the 90s.
          stuck in 90s
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Yeah back in the 90s, american cars weren't that great either compare to imports... That really was my honest opinion... not my fault if i only start to notice american cars just recently... I've always felt Germans and Jap were the top dog around, because of their better quality and 6 sigma companies, rigorous work ethics... etc... At least i recognize the effort from the Big 3 for the past couple of years, waking up now, better late than never... If you feel differently, please enlight me, what did i miss? when i was the start of decent good american car product that could fairly fight against imports? Ford Taurus SHO 2nd generation? by the way, that's 90mph for you ;) respectfully yours Elmo ;)
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          yeah elmo, STARTING. i think american cars have been lacking in power, mpg, and quality up until ford got it's stuff together in 05. gm and chrysler took a bit longer. i'm looking at the fit and finish of these cars mostly. and the quality plastics just weren't there. my cell phone plastic is nicer than the interior of most chevys, and i've owned several through the years.
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool! And what can we expect to see from Lincoln in November? (Crickets chirping...)
        Andrew L
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        Actually an updated MKS and MKT will debut at L.A. as well. Will be interesting since the MKS will compete with the XTS
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      Carl Wilson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. That thing is beautiful.
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