The last example of the Cadillac XTS has finally rolled off the production line, following years of rumors on the matter. Cadillac Society reports that the final XTS, a FWD Luxury model finished in Red Horizon Tintcoat, was the last one to be manufactured at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plant last week.
Reports about the XTS’ demise have been circulating since 2017, but the car maker kept its FWD executive sedan around enough to give it a facelift for the 2018 model year despite having announced that it would not get a direct replacement.
The XTS, which was based on the same Epsilon II platform as the Chevrolet Impala and Buick Lacrosse, was first introduced in the market in 2013 as the successor to the STS and DTS, holding a weird spot in the brand’s lineup as it was similarly priced to the smaller, rear-wheel drive CTS.
It was offered with two powertrain options: a naturally aspirated 304 HP 3.6-liter V6 paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and a 410 HP twin-turbo V6 with all-wheel drive.
Cadillac’s big comfy sedan proven to be a sales success for the brand, both in the US and China, especially when compared to other, sportier and newer saloons on offer.
With the death of the XTS, Cadillac now has just one large executive sedan, the CT6, which is priced $10,000 above the now discontinued model. Furthermore, it’s possible that it may end US production of the CT6 as well this January, with GM thinking about importing it from China.