The first model mentioned, the livery sedan, is a factory package from General Motors, and features an air-leveling rear suspension, heated rear seats, and both side and rear window shades. All that, along with a tri-zone climate control unit, and you have one attractive ride to and from the airport. Buy what about that three day bender in Vegas for your friends bachelor party? Better get him the XTS limousine.
The limo and hearse are co-developed with selected aftermarket companies, which perform the work based on GM direction and specs. Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell expanded upon that notion, saying "[we] determine and specify the types of specialty bodies that can be done, the amount of 'stretch' we support, etc. There is a small network of Professional Vehicle companies who are authorized to build these – we do not build specialty vehicle bodies 'in-house'."
While some features were mentioned for the livery sedan, little was specified about the limo or hearse. No pricing has been mentioned at this time, and it is likely that pricing would be on a case-by-case basis with clients.
Caldwell brought up that the established player in the livery market, the Lincoln Town Car, "has for a long time been the far-and-away market leader for these – and that will likely continue to be the case. But we are doing something specific for this, in a different direction." And what exactly would that be? Offering a livery car that is more than just a taxi with an all-black paint job; "we are offering the Livery Package with a bit more luxury inside than standard XTS models... which honestly will limit the volume quite a bit, but is the right approach for how we wish to present the brand."
Quality over quantity? How very un-fleet-vehicle of Cadillac, and an approach that could determine which "black car" you hail when leaving the airport.
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XTS Livery Sedan
The obvious choice for luxury chauffeured business travel, the Cadillac XTS delivers extraordinary power from the FWD 3.6L V6 engine and 6-speed transmission.
The XTS Livery Sedan Package (W20) includes a number of features that are important to the chauffeured transportation industry.
Features & Highlights
300 hp, 17 mpg/city, 28 mpg/hwy1
Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment and entertainment system
Magnetic Ride Control suspension
Air-leveling rear suspension
Improved turning circle over former Cadillac livery sedan
19-in. polished alloy wheels
Transmission oil cooler
Illuminated door handles
Premium microfiber suede headliner
Three-passenger rear seating (56.3-in. shoulder room, 54.3-in. hip room, 40-in. legroom)
Rear center console
Capless fuel tank filler
Rear vision camera and obstacle detection
18 cubic feet of trunk space
3-year/150,000-mile Professional Vehicle Protection Plan extended warranty2
4-year/50,000-mile Premium Care Maintenance Plan2
One year OnStar® service3
Luxury Level I Package
Memory driver's seat
Heated/cooled front seats
Front seats with thigh adjusters
Ambient lighting package
Uplevel wood trim
Premium audio system with surround sound
Rear Seat Comfort Package
Side window and backlight sun shades
Tri-zone HVAC controls