Refreshed 2018 Cadillac XTS Debuts With CT6-Inspired Styling

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Just sayin Just sayin on Jun 20, 2017

    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 Mlpjlk on Jun 20, 2017

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