Shocker: Cadillac XTS Looks Just Like The Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
Jalopnik says it managed to snag this image of the production Cadillac XTS from the Cadillac website earlier today before anyone at GM’s luxury brand realized it had been inadvertently posted. The funny thing is, this could just as easily be an image of the XTS Platinum Concept, which first introduced us to the idea of a Epsilon II-based DTS/STS replacement… this purported production model looks exactly like the concept. Then again, it also looks exactly like you’d imagine a rebodied-for-Cadillac Buick LaCrosse would look… which is basically what this is. And since we know what the XTS’s interior will look like, this ends a lot of the suspense about the first all-new Caddy since the SRX. Well, except for the “how it drives” and “how it sells” parts…
This looks nothing like the concept. The wheels, grill, fog lamps, c-pillar. Nothing matches the concept which a truly stunning car http://www.autoblog.com/photos/cadillac-xts-platinum-concept/full/#4#photo-2611912
Car styling has been on the decline for much of this past dreadful decade and this car carries this tradition forward. The concept looked better than this stubby nosed short decked watered down version. It will probably sell pretty well as long as the fuel economy is good and the advertising dollars are well spent. The FWD vs RWD thing always makes me chuckle. Ask many Lexus/Infinity/Acura/Mercedes owners what there car is and they think it's FWD. It's mainly us car enthusiasts/followers who know the difference and we make up a small part of the demographic. Don't believe it just look at what is still the best selling car in America.
Ring ring "hello, this korvetkeith" "hi korvetkeith, this is Cadillac. We're phoning it in." "I see that, put me down for zero."
My grandfathers next (well, last probably) car if he can prepare himself for the attention. The retirement communities always gawk at the newest, freshest Cadillac in the village. Buicks don't get the same attention unfortunately because he could save a bundle and buy a Lacrosse instead.