There Will be No Cadillac XTS-V image

At the end of 2011 Cadillac unveiled the fullsize XTS sedan, which unfortunately won’t be complemented with a high performance XTS-V.

Don Butler, the VP of marketing foe Cadillac, declared that the XTS is not intended to be a performance model therefore is no need to get a V8 powered V version. This does not mean that the standard model, which packs a 3.6-liter V6 engine generating 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS), won’t have further performance enhancements available.

“(The) CTS and ATS are performance vehicles. The XTS isn’t a performance vehicle, so ‘no’ to a V version. We can add a turbo to the V-6, and as we move forward with the XTS there will be what we’ll call power enhancements,” declared Don Butler, vice president-marketing for Cadillac.

Apparently Cadillac feels its flagship isn’t meant to go fast, focusing instead on the architecture, which is based on the Buick LaCrosse’s architecture but is several inches longer. The XTS has plenty of room on the back seat, as well as in the trunk, but the company has plans on creating an even bigger model.