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Driving Footage: 2013 Cadillac XTS

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Revealing: 2013 Cadillac XTS


First Take: 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

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By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG GM

LIKE the DOD, GM’s positioning Cadillac to fight a war on two fronts.

The XTS concept which bowed at Detroit this month is a testament to how far Cadillac has come in honing a product range that’s right, tight, and ready to roll against the best that Japan and Europe can import.

It is very clear that GM designers did their homework in studying and in some cases borrowing from rivals as well as paying clear due diligence to the marque’s own past.

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In this respect, Cadillac’s design team have actually succeed in routing their rivals by creating an almost road-ready conceptĀ  that offers more by being less.

A crucial case in point: the XTS provides similar interior space as the capacious DeVille/DTS while simulaneously managing to occupy less real estate – the new sedan is four inches shorter.

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Thanks to short overhangs, a high bow that sweeps into a high beltline which arcs gently into a short decklid with trademark fin LEDs, the package en totale seems even tighter.

Tighter, in fact, than either the new Audi A8 or the Lexus LS.

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