Detroit Auto Show: Cadillac XTS Platinum concept reveals itself |

Cadillac prepared quite a few interesting things for the 2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), as not only did it formally present the CTS-V Coupe, but it also brought a new concept, which was teased before the beginning of the year.

That model is this: Cadillac XTS Platinum concept, which was revealed by GM’s luxury brand and aimed at setting a new benchmark for luxury in limousines, replacing the aging STS and DTS sedans and sitting right between them in terms of size.

What’s more interesting about the new concept is that it is a plug-in hybrid model, using both an electric motor which feeds off a pack of lithium-ion batteries, but also a conventional 3.6-liter V6, which develops 345 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. The motor will be used to help with the acceleration, and can even fully power the car up to speeds of 40 mph.

“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.”

No other details were given, under the excuse that it is still a concept, but you can look forward to the new Cadillac XTS, a rival for the Mercedes-Benz S Class or BMW 7 Series in the following years.

Source: Cadillac

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