The 2013 Cadillac XTS. Not Your Daddy’s Limo.
Updated September 19, 2012
World renown auto maker Cadillac has found a way to push some more sales out of their newest big body model the 2013 Cadillac XTS. With today’s economy, and the competition remaining steadfast in the forefront, the 2013 Cadillac XTS will have some big hills to climb in the immediate future. So where does Cadillac go from here, and how will they further make their mark in the automotive market? Simply go after the Big Dogs who are in the top spots, and knock them off of their pedestals.
Cadillac has announced that they will be offering bigger, and more fabulous versions of their truly stunning XTS model. The XTS will now come in a stretched limousine version, a slightly longer than average size for all of the posh cabbies out there, and rounding off the new list is a stretched hearse model. To say the least this move is a very big gamble, but Cadillac seems more than ready to play a hand in this game of War.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS Livery version will come with a package trim option that will pretty much out shine the standard XTS. It will still have the 3.6L, 300hp V6 engine under the hood, and the transmission will be a six(6) speed automatic, but it hasn’t been officially revealed if the XTS’s patented AWD system will be available in the Livery model. Added features in the Livery XTS, are heated, and cooled front, and rear seats, as well as much more leg room for the rear occupants. The expanded numbers are 54 inches of hip room, and 40 inches of leg room, which basically can accommodate 3 well built passengers at the same time. A few more amenities would be illuminated door handles, tri-zone climate control, rear, as well as side sun shades, to ensure the highest amount of privacy possible. You know, for “Those” moments. LOL.
Cadillac hasn’t released any specs on the hearse model as of yet, due to the model basically not having the clientele ready willing and able to jump on a new hearse for their business. As far as the limousine version is concerned, Cadillac will allow specific outsourced companies to build the Stretched XTS for any future clients.
In speaking with David Caldwell, spokesperson of Cadillac, and his opinion of this move is that of optimism, and a steady forward moving assurance. The Lincoln TownCar has been the leader, and favorite among Livery drivers throughout the US, and it will take a lot of persuasion to get them out of their Lincolns, and into a Caddy.
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