2017 Cadillac XTS changes, platinum

General Motors has been rolling out new models from their Cadillac franchise in the past couple of years. 2016 would not be an exception to that as well since GM unveiled their 2017 Cadillac XTS last month in an exclusive announcement. This new model will certainly include some great features from its predecessors, but its latest features will not be foreshadowed.

This 2017 variant of Cadillac XTS will feature an updated and spacious cabin for larger interior space. Along with that, General Motors have also announced that new engine and powertrain options will be incorporated in higher tier models. This is a refreshing start to this new model, as previous users have already enjoyed other configuration choices.

2017 Cadillac XTS front

2017 Cadillac XTS: Engine Specs

As mentioned before, 2017 Cadillac XTS will feature multiple engine options to go with its impressive spec sheet. According to recent news, General Motors will release 2 powertrain options for this model. And more options will be included in later stages of production. Let’s take a look at those 2 available choices:

  • A 3.6-liter V6 engine with front wheel drive system will serve as its standard power train. This setup can generate a max power of 304 hp as well as a max torque of 264 lb-ft. An optional all-wheel drive XTS4 configuration is also available.
  • A second powertrain is also available for higher tiers which feature a 3.6-liter Twin Turbocharged It can generate a max power of 410 hp, along with a max torque of 369 lb-ft.

Available Trims:

There are going to be 4 different trim variants for 2017 XTS. Let’s take a look at those:

  • Platinum Collection.
  • Premium Collection.
  • Luxury Collection.
  • Base Variant.

These trims will primarily differ in their exterior and interior features – with the Platinum being the most priced and loaded due to excellent features. Although General Motors has not released any info on future powertrain choices, it is safe to assume that higher tier variants will also include better engine options during later stages of its development.

2017 Cadillac XTS: Design Changes

Design changes for 2017 Cadillac XTS will certainly vary based on the different trim variants associated with this car. For its standard features, it will include new LED tail lights, 19 inches alloy wheels, quick auto start technology as well as an improved CUE infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Its Platinum Collection will include:

  • A brand new faux suede headliner.
  • Special 20-inch alloy wheels.
  • New W20 livery package.

Its Premium Collection will include:

  • 3-inch touchscreen display.
  • 14 speaker Bose sound system.
  • Automatic adaptive head lights.

Competition:

The 2017 Cadillac XTS might face some competition in its category from the following models:

2017 Cadillac XTS: Price and Release Date

The Cadillac XTS 2017 will come out by mid or late 2017 depending on when General Motors decides to release. As far as its pricing is concerned, the base variant will be available for $46,500 in the US market. Higher tier variants will be priced higher.

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