Cadillac has announced a trio of new specialty vehicles based on the 2013 XTS, including a livery sedan, limousine, and 'funeral coach' (read: hearse).

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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CADILLAC PROFESSIONAL

Refined. Sophisticated. Technologically advanced. Cadillac Professional Vehicles are specially engineered, designed and built to withstand the rigors of commercial use and are backed by the comprehensive Professional Vehicle Protection Plan and GM Limited Warranty and Premium Care Maintenance Plan.

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
HID headlamps
19-in. polished alloy wheels
Push-button start
Passive entry
Remote start
Transmission oil cooler
Brembo® brakes
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
Options

Navigation System4
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
Heated seats
Side window and backlight sun shades
Tri-zone HVAC controls
Power inverter


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      reattadudes
      • 2 Years Ago
      David Caldwell is right on the money. I owned a livery business here in Arizona for over ten years, and we used Cadillacs exclusively. almost everyone else had the oh-so-common black Town Cars; ours were white diamond deVilles. the W20 livery package on Cadillacs has always ADDED equipment over the standard deVille, like heavy duty front and rear seats, external transmission and oil coolers, four engine cooling fans, heavy duty suspension, and a special 3 year/150,000 mile Cadillac Professional Vehicle warranty. when a Lincoln livery package is selected, more items are DELETED than added. whenever we were at large venues where there were anywhere from 20-50 livery vehicles, our cars were ALWAYS selected and loaded with passengers first. Ford is trying to call that butt-ugly MKT a "Town Car", but its not going to work. Lincoln is handing Cadillac the livery market on a silver platter.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      can I get an XTS-V Hearse? 450-ish HP & all wheel drive?
        over9000
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Drakkon
        and let me guess, diesel powered with 6-speed manual transmission of course...
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      when you drive a hearse lol you cant get a ticket and the road is always yours
      Ben Doolittle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it but I wouldn't op for the moon roof option on the hearse. Seems pointless to me.
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Doolittle
        That's the Zombie Escape Hatch. Because you Just. Never. Know.
      Jess B
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone wondering why GM didn't elect to use the longer rear doors of the hearse model for the XTS Limousine? It doesn't make sense to use the short rear doors of the standard XTS as they have limited ingress and egress. The longer rear doors of the hearse model would make a lot more sense in the limousine model. Scratching my head here.......
        justgoawaymad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jess B
        Thats a dam good question.
        John S
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jess B
        GM doesn't build the hearse, or the limo, or the rear doors of either. They're built by customizers.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Tim
      • 2 Years Ago
      In an ambulance ya gotta chance, in a hearse GOTTA BE WORSE!
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      In case you were wondering, there is a Lincoln MkT in the back of the car near the front.
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      That hearse is hot! But I certainly don't want to ride in one anytime soon
      Billy Kane
      • 2 Years Ago
      "thanks for the tip" Funny i sent this over 2 days ago. Magically there's an article. Former staff never has a problem with saying thanks.
      Peter Mutiso
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the way to go in the auto industry- comfort first
      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      IIRC the old 1950's Cadillac and Chrysler (for sure) brochures featured Limo's as one on the standard selections...........Don't think they were as long as the one in the above picture............. Don't recall hearses in the brochures however........................
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