Cadillac Pitches Hybrid as 'Personal Headquarters'

40-mile electric range is comparable to Chevy Volt
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2010 11:52 AM CST
The Cadillac XTS Platinum concept car.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Cadillac is getting into the trendy hybrid market with a new concept car, the XTS Platinum, a plug-in model expected to get about 40 miles off a single charge and hit the road in 2012. After that charge gives out, it takes about 5 hours to top off the battery from a regular home outlet, but you won’t be dead in the water. It also comes with a 3.6-liter V6.

And the car is, of course, a Cadillac, so it comes fully loaded. An exec tells the Detroit News the GM division “envisioned this concept as an automotive personal headquarters, using advanced technology to enable new levels of connectivity and luxury.” That means a touch-screen display, entertainment system, and a fancy suede interior that is laser-etched for some reason. The XTS will replace both the STS and DTS.

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