6-speed automatic transaxle
Cadillac recently released details about their much-anticipated new XTS sedan, and we’re pretty excited about it. Regular readers of our blog know that we love all kinds of cars from the newest models to vintage classics, but we are understandably especially fond of luxury cars. The new Cadillac XTS is not built to be the fastest luxury car on the road, and it won’t hold a corner at speed like a Lotus or Ferrari. The new XTS is simply designed to be one of the most comfortable rides on the road and provide creature comforts usually found in much more expensive luxury sedans.
The new XTS represents Cadillac moving in a bold, new direction, as it will be the first Cadillac sedan that isn’t powered by a V-8 engine since 1914. The front wheel drive XTS features a 3.6-liter direct-injection 24-valve V-6 rated to produce 304 horsepower governed by a silky smooth 6-speed automatic transaxle. As we mentioned, this Caddy is about comfort. The chassis features MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front for comfort and control, and the independent rear suspension uses an H-arm configuration on both sides in combination with air springs. The shocks employ the latest magnetic-ride-control technology, which very effectively smoothes out the rough spots on road surfaces and helps prevent roll when taking corners.
Moving inside, the XTS sets the standard for safety as well as luxury and comfort. No less than ten airbags are placed throughout the cabin to protect driver and passengers. The interior sports a clean, uncluttered look dominated by real leather and brushed aluminum accents, and the dash is refreshingly free of unnecessary knobs and buttons. Instead, the focus in on Cadillac’s intuitive CUE info/entertainment system located in the center. Taking design and function cues from popular smartphones and tablet computers, users can control the CUE system with gestures and swipes to use the entertainment, navigation, Bluetooth and sound system controls.
Speaking of tablets, new XTS owners will receive an iPad loaded with software that allows them to quickly learn how to use the CUE system, climate controls and other cutting-edge technology loaded in the XTS. Base models are priced at a very affordable $44,995, but buyers who want the Premium Collection package can expect to pay a bit over $58,000. While buyers’ accountants might balk at the higher price tag, we’re certain that their reservations will be quickly sorted once they buckle up and go for a ride in this lovely car.
Speaking of reservations, if you’re looking for San Francisco Cadillac rentals, we have several models. If you love Cadillacs and are looking for Cadillac rentals in the Bay Area, just give us a call at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936 to reserve yours today! We don’t have a new XTS in our fleet of luxury vehicles yet, but we’re working on it!