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Cadillac XTS Discontinued, No Replacement Planned

Back in May 2019, it became public knowledge that the XTS would cease production at the Oshawa Assembly in October 2019. The time has come, and as expected, the final example of the breed rolled off the line.
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Cadillac didn’t prepare a cake or a group photo to mark the occasion, and that’s somewhat surprising if you remember the XTS is their best-selling sedan. The bold styling and affordable layout of the drivetrain helped the XTS steal sales away from the compact ATS, mid-size CTS, and full-size CT6.

Also produced by Shanghai GM in China, this fellow here is joined at the hip with the Chevrolet Impala. 2020 is the final model year for the Chevy, which is scheduled to end production in the United States in January 2020 along with the CT6 at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

Cadillac Society highlights that the XTS was also offered “for fleet purposes in five different models,” and body styles included “a limo, stretched limo, a hearse, and an armored vehicle.” The CT6 will serve as an indirect replacement, but then again, the pricing is sensibly higher compared to the front-driven XTS.

For the 2019 model year, the Standard trim level retails at $46,895 excluding destination charge while the V-Sport Platinum starts at $72,995. The CT6 is $58,095 in bare-bones specification, and the sportier CT6-V leads the lineup with the 550-horsepower Blackwing twin-turbo V8 engine at $94,895.

Underpinned by the Epsilon II platform that General Motors debuted in 2008, the XTS can trace its roots back to 2012. The X-Series Touring Sedan can be had with a 3.6-liter V6, twin-turbo V6, or a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder matched to a six-speed automatic transmission from the Hydra-Matic 6Txx family. As a lifeline for traditional Cadillac customers, we’re sad to see the XTS go without a celebration or even a simple “thank you” card from the higher-ups at Cadillac.

Sales topped 32,559 units in the United States in 2013, falling to 17,727 in 2018 because Cadillac customers are buying more and more crossovers and SUVs with each passing year. China, on the other hand, accounted for 41,645 units in 2017.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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