Ever since a report a few weeks back that Cadillac had signed off on production of the XTS Concept, execs at GM’s luxury arm have tried to deny any such thing. But last week GM decided to showcase the car at the Beijing Auto Show, and have released a gallery of new photos – indicating the XTS is moving ahead.
Earlier reports indicated that the XTS will replace both the STS and DTS as the new flagship for the brand, designed to rival the Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class. Most exciting is the news that Cadillac intends to keep the interior quite close to the concept.
It’s not yet clear what engine will power the luxury barge, with the concept model showcasing a plug-in hybrid 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 gasoline engine making a total of 350-hp. This setup is, however, extremely unlikely. Instead, there’s reason to believe that rather than a typical V8 under the hood, GM will deliver a rumored twin-turbo V6.
Until we find out more, take a gander through the gallery of new XTS Concept photos Cadillac has released below: