- Cadillac's new flagship sedan arrives at dealers in the spring.
- GM's new CUE infotainment system debuts on the 2013 XTS.
- The 2013 XTS features all-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter direct-injection V6.
LOS ANGELES — Cadillac has pulled the wraps off its all-new 2013 XTS. The brand's new flagship sedan arrives at dealers in the spring as the successor to the DTS and STS.
The 2013 XTS comes in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations and is powered by a direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic with "tap shift" controls. The engine delivers 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque.
The big five-passenger sedan is rated by the EPA at 17 mpg in city driving and 28 on the highway for the standard front-drive model and 17/27 for the AWD version.
Cadillac said the XTS will feature an extensive array of advanced technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Seat, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Reflected LED Display, Color Head-Up Display, Automatic Brake, Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Collision Preparation.
The basic XTS rides on 19-inch wheels and tires and comes with standard Brembo brakes, rear air suspension and Magnetic Ride Control.
The uplevel XTS Platinum gets polished 20-inch aluminum wheels with chrome inserts, a chrome/satin-chrome grille and full leather interior with Alcantara headliner.
The XTS also provides the first application of GM's new CUE infotainment system. CUE bundles a suite of infotainment, navigation and communication tools with an intuitive user interface, and also will be featured next year on Cadillac's new ATS sedan and revised SRX crossover.
Edmunds.com says: The technology package looks straight out of Stuttgart or Munich.