Production of the Cadillac XTS sedan has formally ended, marking the end of the front-wheel-drive Cadillac sedan. The death comes as no surprise, since General Motors confirmed the car’s death months ago as part of a broader reduction of slow selling sedans from its portfolio.
Cadillac Society reports the last XTS rolled down the assembly line last week in Oshawa, Ontario. Given its Canadian production, ending XTS production was not impacted by GM’s ongoing union strike in the U.S.
The XTS was introduced back in 2013 as an indirect replacement to the STS and DTS sedans. Since launch the car has been largely focused on the livery market versus actual retail sales. It is based on the same architecture that underpins the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala, both of which are also slated to end production.
Cadillac has repeatedly stated there will be no direct replacement for the XTS. The company is in the midst of retooling its entire sedan portfolio, starting with the launch of the rear-wheel-drive CT4 and CT5, which replace the ATS and CTS, respectively.
The XTS’ death leaves the CT6 as the only large Cadillac sedan. CT6 production is also rumored to potentially end in early 2020, but Cadillac has not confirmed such plans.