Cadillac to introduce its XTS Platinum Concept at Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac to introduce its XTS Platinum Concept at Detroit Auto Show

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show will witness the debut of the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept sedan, a plug-in hybrid which will mark the next level of Cadillac’s illustrious Platinum Edition products.

Featuring a minimalist-looking instrument panel in the cabin of the all-wheel-drive XTS Platinum Concept clearly reflects Cadillac’s vision for its future vehicles, which will largely do away with the traditional buttons, knobs and dials.

Equipped with a 3.6-liter direct-injection gasoline engine, the XTS Platinum boasts a host of luxury amenities that make the sedan appear like “a personal headquarters, built for efficiency, luxury, and connectivity.”

In a statement, Cadillac said: “The concept previews a new integration philosophy guiding the development of future models with respect to in-car electronics. The XTS Platinum Concept previews this strategy via the minimization of traditional buttons and switches.”

Thanks to the plug-in hybrid propulsion system, the XTS Platinum brags approximately 350 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the antilock brakes, stability control and traction control supplement the other details of the drivetrain, along with the outside design inclusions like 20-inch tires and wheels; a rear spoiler; vertical, swiveling LED head-lights; and vertical tail-lights.

A production-spec XTS, which will be 203.5-inch long and have a 111.7-inch wheelbase, would likely hit the markets in 2012, with the car’s assembly to begin in late 2011 at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario, plant.