After months of leaks - both planned and otherwise - the wraps were taken off of the 2013 Cadillac XTS today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2013 Cadillac XTS is a full-size sedan that will slot in "beside" the current Cadillac CTS mid-size four-door in terms of price, offering luxury car buyers a choice between the high tech comfort of the former or the sporty flavor of the latter. Visually, the 2013 Cadillac XTS draws many of its styling cues from the XTS Platinum concept that made the rounds of the car show circuit several years ago, and the company has been very careful to separate the automobile from its other full-size General Motors siblings.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS takes a page out of Buick and Acura's playbook in the sense that it can be loaded to the gills with premium technology designed to coddle and entertain driver and passengers. The Cadillac XTS will be the first model in the automaker's lineup to feature the all-new Cadillac User Experience (CUE) multimedia and infotainment system, a design which offers a proximity-sensing touch screen, voice command recognition and even the ability to interpret "gestures" in a manner similar to tablets like the iPad. The sedan will also offer a digital gauge cluster that provides the driver with several different configurations for presenting vehicle information, a feature that is in some ways reminiscent of a less interactive version of the MyLincoln Touch system.