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Cadillac XTS Facelift Leaks Online

Cadillac XTS Facelift Leaks Online

Thanks once again to the Chinese Government, we have pictures of a new General Motors product before its formal debut. The victim this time is the face-lifted 2018 Cadillac XTS.

Confirmed over a year ago, Cadillac as been working hard on a facelift for its large front-wheel-drive sedan. Probably launching in China before North America, the facelift adds some CT6 elements in the front with its new headlights. Out back, the taillights wrap partly around the trunk, something we have not seen from Cadillac as of yet.

China is the largest market for the XTS, which takes on the likes of the Audi A6 and BMW 5-Series, which are both offered in long-wheel-bases unlike the standard XTS wheelbase.

Technology added should remain similar to the rest of for North American Cadillac lineup here in the States, while the Chinese version should be gaining a plug-in hybrid version like the XT5 and CT6.

Look for the the new XTS to hits lots later this year or early next year in the United States.





 

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  1. May 12, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I like the update very much. This is a very good looking car...

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  1. megeebee
    Looking more closely at the car in the picture, I think that's the Chinese version. Look at the license plate pad under the grille. Short and wide.

    Also there are Chinese characters on the deck lid in the shot of the rear too. Lower right corner:



    I don't know what, if anything, that means though. Surely the sheetmetal won't be any different from the US version.
    2b2
    carnut
    ...really carp about is the way they did the headlights. That looks just awful.




    thinking it's the best recent reason for the return of HIDDEN HLs!!



    can't even guess how the rear will look in person
    Andrew_L
    CmicasatheGreatXvX
    Looks Great. Still looks better to me than the Continental.. its competitor at Lincoln. Saw one of those out on the road and absolutely saw nothing about it that looked luxury. The XTS was already a better looking more luxurious vehicle.. just older. This gives it new life while bringing it into the CT6's design language up front, and the Escala's in the rear. That simple. Would be even nicer if they dropped the N/A 3.6L in favor of a detuned 3.0L Turbo and 3.6L Turbo Vsport


    My biggest gripe with the XTS just like the MKS was that they were too tall and narrow which made them look awkward. I think it would do wonders if it was lower to the ground and not so tall but then again sedans don't sell well to begin with. I think the Continental and CT6 have better presence being long and low to the ground like classic Lincolns and Cadillacs.
    carnut
    The only thing I see to really carp about is the way they did the headlights. That looks just awful.
    CmicasatheGreatXvX
    Looks Great. Still looks better to me than the Continental.. its competitor at Lincoln. Saw one of those out on the road and absolutely saw nothing about it that looked luxury. The XTS was already a better looking more luxurious vehicle.. just older. This gives it new life while bringing it into the CT6's design language up front, and the Escala's in the rear. That simple. Would be even nicer if they dropped the N/A 3.6L in favor of a detuned 3.0L Turbo and 3.6L Turbo Vsport
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