Cadillac XTS Gets the Green Light for 2012

GM unveiled the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. The large sedan was a preview of an upcoming flagship sedan for Cadillac and now according to sources the sedan has been given the green light.

The XTS flagship will replace the aging DTS and STS models in the Cadillac lineup. The final design of the XTS is expected to be virtually unchanged from the concept, which also includes the interior.

GM is expected to release a plug-in hybrid version of the XTS, which would be powered by the 3.6L V6 and plug-in hybrid system that was originally developed for the Saturn Vue. A twin-turbo 3.6L is supposedly also in the works.

The XTS Platinum Concept was powered by a 3.6L V6 mated to a plug-in hybrid system that put out a combined 350 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque.

Full Story: Motor Trend

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