Cadillac revealed the XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, proposing a new model for the luxury sedan of the future. The concept is indicating new representations of luxury and technological innovations, including a plug-in hybrid propulsion system.
The XTS Platinum Concept was devised re-imagining the luxury sedan as a private quarter, built for performance, luxury and connectivity. The concept enhances the form and function of the car’s recreation, navigation and information systems.
“The XTS Platinum concept is the next expression of Cadillac’s Art and Science execution philosophy, reflecting our drive to deliver the latest innovations in the most artful manner,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “We envisioned this concept as an automotive personal headquarters, using advanced technology to enable new levels of connectivity and luxury.”
The XTS Platinum Concept utilises a 3.6L V-6 Direct Injection gas engine, matched with a plug-in hybrid system. The plug-in technology facilitates the battery to fully charge from a conventional electrical outlet, allowing pure electric drive in many driving situations.
“The Platinum distinction in Cadillac means the fullest extent of luxury and technology and we’ve tried to reach even further with this concept,” said Clay Dean, Cadillac design director. “Just as the technology pushes the boundaries of what a Cadillac can offer, so do the details that make the XTS Platinum Concept an uncompromising experience.”
The system gives a thought 350 horsepower (260 kW) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm).
“The XTS Platinum Concept was designed to deliver an engaging driving experience without compromising the functional features, space and comfort customers seek in a luxury car,” said Nesbitt. “It is a new vision of luxury that uses advanced technology to deliver functionality efficiently and rewardingly.”