Refreshed 2018 Cadillac XTS Debuts with CT6-Inspired Styling


Cadillac has debuted the refreshed 2018 XTS, which sports updated front and rear fascias and revised chassis.

The 2018 XTS has received styling inspired by the CT6 sedan, with new LED headlights and taillights, different fenders, updated front and rear fascias, and a new grille. For wheels, Cadillac has added new designs for both 19- and 20-inch sizes. The chassis has also been updated with a focus on improving ride comfort, while Brembo front brakes are now standard. The next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system that debuted in the 2017 Cadillac CTS, otherwise known as CUE, has also been added.

Inside the cabin, Cadillac says drivers will find front-seat luxury much more comfortable thanks to changes to seat foam geometry, wire frame structure, and heat pad redesign. The American automaker also increased the use of engineered sound insulators to reduce exterior noise. Buyers can also choose from new interior decor, like the revised Jet Black with Shale-accented environment available for XTS, XTS Luxury, and XTS Premium Luxury models. The XTS Platinum also gets new Jet Black and Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents.

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The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter V6 with 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, while the V-Sport model gets a twin-turbo unit with 410 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing for the 2018 Cadillac XTS has not been announced, but it should be revealed closer to its launch later this year.

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  • Lambo9871

    Looks really good, unlike many facelifts today this one does not disappoint.

  • denverjag

    Keeping the XTS alive is a move to continue serving the elderly & continue using the aging Epsilon II platform alongside the Impala… I guess.

  • Just sayin

    So, no V8? Lexus too has dropped v8 from 2018 lineup. I have a twin turbo 6 now and there is no replacing a v8. Bad move imo.

  • mlpjlk

    Those headlights are horrible. They have too many disjointed angles and parts.

  • Max Power

    LOL, oh ok…..or maybe they want to keep the customers that still like cars that are big…i didn’t know that was exclusive to the elderly.
    They likely wanna hold on to the fleet market also…. I’d be stupid not to.

    Aging ?? You’re a clown, the XTS is barely 4 years old.

    Get a grip dude.

  • 4ArthurDent

    I’m not elderly and I love the XTS. Perfect size, well appointed and great ride. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it.