Cadillac Has No Plans for an XTS-V, Larger Cadillac Sedan is Possible

Cadillac unveiled its new flagship sedan, the 2013 XTS late last year. The 2013 XTS is powered by a 300-hp 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic. If you were hoping for a more powerful XTS with a V8, it’s not gonna happen.

Wards Auto is reporting that GM has no plans to create a high-performance XTS-V beause the XTS isn’t a “performance vehicle.” Don Butler, vice president-marketing for Cadillac stated, “We can add a turbo to the V-6, and as we move forward with the XTS there will be what we’ll call power enhancements.”

For now Cadillac offers a high-performance V version of the CTS and the new 2013 ATS is set to get a high-performance version as well.

Butler did state that a vehicle larger than the XTS is currently being studied. “We continue to study that territory. We’ve now got the volume segments covered with the compact ATS, midsize CTS, fullsize XTS and SRX crossover. Next would be to add a new halo car with more substance.”

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