Cadillac unveiled the XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, suggesting a new paradigm for the luxury sedan of the future. The concept showcases Cadillac XTS and emerging top-of-the-line Platinum series of models, emphasizing new expressions of luxury and technological features, including a plug-in hybrid propulsion system.
The XTS Platinum Concept was designed from the inside out, re-imagining the luxury sedan as a personal headquarters, built for efficiency, luxury and connectivity. The concept introduces a new approach to in-car electronics that improves the form and function of the car’s entertainment, navigation and information systems.
The Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept uses Cadillac’s 3.6L V-6 Direct Injection gas engine, paired with a plug-in hybrid system. The plug-in technology enables the battery to fully charge from a standard electrical outlet, enabling pure electric propulsion in many driving situations, especially urban commutes in which fuel efficiency may double that of a conventional hybrid.
CADILLAC XTS PLATINUM CONCEPT SPECIFICATIONS
|Vehicle type||luxury sedan concept|
|Wheelbase (in / mm)||111.7 / 2837|
|Length (in / mm)||203.5 / 5170|
|Width (in / mm)||74.8 / 1900|
|Height (in / mm)||59.1 / 1500|
|Track (in / mm)||62.6 / 1589 (front); 62.8 / 1594 (rear)|
|Powertrain||plug-in hybrid system with 3.6L Direct Injection gas engine (with variable valve timing); lithium ion battery|
|Suspension||four-wheel independent with Magnetic Ride Control|
|Brakes||four-wheel disc with electric park brake system|
|Wheels||20-in front / 20-in rear|
|Estimated power||350 hp (260 kW) / 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm)|