Inspiration takes many forms, some just happen to be more attractive than others. Replete with technology that’s generations ahead of its time, the new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan is an inspiring glimpse of how real innovation can turn the automotive world on its collective head.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS represents a return to innovation sensibility. Its performance, safety and interior systems are thoughtfully and brilliantly engineered, and impeccably designed to enhance the Cadillac driving experience; they firmly establish the sedan as the innovation leader in a sea of luxury peers.
Cadillac started with a world-class engine, a 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 that doesn’t just deliver 300 hp and 264 lb/ft of torque, it does it with striking, 28 mpg highway efficiency. Advanced Variable Valve Timing and the smooth-shifting precision of a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with clutchless tap-shift control further enhance performance and fuel economy. For unparalleled smoothness, Cadillac integrated the exclusive, revolutionary dual-mode Magnetic Ride Control system. Standard on all trims, dual-mode Magnetic Ride Control actively reads the road up to 1,000 times per second, automatically adjusting damping to ensure a closer, more comfortable connection to the road.
The available torque-vectoring All-Wheel Drive system (with limited-slip differential) takes a similar approach, utilizing advanced software to analyze and anticipate road changes and conditions, and provide the best possible power and traction precisely when and where you need it most. These Cadillac systems don’t simply take a reactionary, blanket approach to handling and performance; they’re active participants, proactively and continuously providing drivers with the best possible driving experience, whether drivers are aware of them or not.
Inside the new XTS, smart technology is designed to enhance the driving experience. The color LCD gauge readout in front of the steering wheel certainly looks modern, but also acts as a fully customizable, easily readable and indispensable resource for vehicle information and status. Occupying the center stack, the brand’s newest, and most meaningful innovation is the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system, a truly remarkable and groundbreaking industry-first approach to vehicle infotainment that changes the way drivers interact with their vehicles.
Drawing inspiration from tablet devices, CUE allows for touch or voice-activated control over all vehicle entertainment, communication and guidance systems through a beautiful and intuitive eight-inch LCD touch-screen that’s so advanced, it not only senses an approaching hand, it actually determines whether that hand belongs to the driver or passenger. Simple and easily customizable, CUE’s customizable menu and icon system features everything from 3D GPS navigation and hands-free phone connectivity to Pandora Internet Radio and Doppler integrated weather. It’s a system that’s been meticulously designed to provide real, tangible value to the driver, improving the quality of the Cadillac experience without detracting or distracting from the road ahead.
For safety, Cadillac has integrated an advanced, radar-controlled Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Alert System behind the emblem on the striking XTS grille. Forward Collision Alert actively monitors driving factors and, should it appear the XTS is approaching an object too rapidly (if the driver isn’t paying close attention, for example), can automatically apply brake power to avoid or lessen the severity of an impact. The 2013 XTS also gets innovative Ultrasonic Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning systems, all thoughtfully designed to act as your supplemental eyes and ears.
Innovation without intelligence isn’t innovation at all. With advanced technology designed to push the industry forward and deliver meaningful, tangible benefits to the overall driving experience, the 2013 Cadillac XTS doesn’t aim to keep up with the Joneses, it puts them squarely in the rear-view mirror.
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