Cadillac opens order books for XTS stretch
The U.S chauffeured transportation industry is about to gain two more limousine vehicle options in an ever-widening, competitive market for luxury vehicles, LCT Mag has reported.After debuting its Cadillac XTS sedan in February at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas, Cadillac Professional Vehicles has announced order banks will open Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 for the following extended versions of the 2013 XTS sedan chassis, XTS-L Extended Sedan, XTS Limousine and XTS Hearse.
The XTS-L can be stretched five to eight inches, for added legroom reminiscent of the retired Lincoln Town Car Executive L, which was stretched an additional six inches. The XTS Limousine, ideal for corporate and funeral markets, can be stretched up to 70 inches.
Production on all three extended XTS livery models starts in mid-November. First deliveries to customers, along with the start of fleet service, are expected during the first quarter of 2013.
“We are excited to begin production on the industry’s only large luxury sedan that is specifically engineered and validated for the professional vehicle industries and covered with an extended warranty,” said Ray Bush, Cadillac professional vehicle program manager, in a statement.
Chassis pricing has been announced to the Cadillac Master Coachbuilders. Many already have produced prototypes for the limousine industry’s national trade show season.