The Cadillac XTS has been recently named the Connected Car of the Year by the Connected World Magazine in the luxury category.
According to the official website of General Motors, the Connected World magazine has awarded the Cadillac XTS with the Connected Car of the Year in the luxury category, even if the sedan hasn’t even hit the market yet, being scheduled to make its official debut in late spring.
“Rather than just looking for power, speed and performance, a connected car means turn-by-turn directions, voice-activated controls and precollision systems. Car buyers now want it all under one hood and in the cabin”, said the editorial director for Connected World, Peggy Smedley.
Under the hood, the 2013 Cadillac XTS will be available at first with only one engine, the 3.6 liter V6 unit, which is generating a total output of 300 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 264 lb-ft, with customers being able to choose from either front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations. The average fuel consumption is 17/28 mpg city/highway for the front-wheel drive and 17/27 for the all-wheel drive model.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, Brembo brakes, GM Magnetic Ride Control Adaptive Suspension and performance struts. The CUE infotainment system which is the first fully capacitive touch-screen in the auto industry to incorporate proximity sensing and the first one to adopt multi-touch gestures like those used with tablets and smartphones will also be available.