Cadillac XTS Spied Showing Off Its New Facelift

Michael Accardi
by Michael Accardi

The facelifted Cadillac XTS has been spotted roaming on a Michigan highway completely undisguised.

Spotted by GM Inside News reader Brandon Jason Harris near GM’s Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, the reworked XTS finally strips off the vinyl camouflage that had obscured visual changes to the car’s front and rear clips.

The changes to the front bring the XTS in line with Cadillac’s current flagship, the CT6, gaining a similar horizontal grille treatment and the brand’s now signature crying LED headlights.

More significantly, the XTS looks to debut the next evolution of Cadillac’s rear end styling. The truck lid gets new beveled sculpting, which helps slim down the model’s current bulky looking rear, while the LED tail lamps take on an L-shape that partially stretches horizontally across the bumper framing the trunk.

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Little is known about potential mechanical changes to the XTS, but it would certainly be surprising if Cadillac decided to ditch the twin-turbo V6, MagneRide suspension or AWD option. However, it’s almost guaranteed GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission and LGX 3.6-liter V6 will both make an appearance.

Changes inside will likely be minimal with the XTS already gaining a new instrument binnacle for 2017, but we should see the next generation of Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system included.

More info will become available shortly, as the 2018 Cadillac XTS is rumored to make its official debut in June at the 2017 Beijing Motor Show.

A version of this story originally appeared on GM Inside News

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