For 2014, Cadillac is challenging the established notion that large, front-wheel-drive sedans are stodgy at parties and flat-footed on the dance floor. With the introduction of the XTS V-Sport performance-oriented package, the brand hopes to take on global, full-size sedan competitors that feature large-displacement V-6 and V-8 engines. The V-Sport designation on the XTS indicates features and upgrades meant to improve overall performance, one step saner than the hardcore V-Series moniker currently available on the CTS model range.
A much-enhanced powertrain and chassis highlight the transformation to XTS V-Sport, with a compliment of features made standard off the options list. This week, Autobytel had the opportunity for a short take of a V-Sport Premium on a loop around New York City and its northern suburbs.