2016 Cadillac LTS

2016 Cadillac LTS is an all-new model from Cadillac’s division. The main goal when this American producer started to think about its LTS sedan was to combine luxury and performance found in German and Japanese vehicles with American design stamp.

2016 Cadillac LTS Front

2016 Cadillac LTS design and styling cues

Flagship luxury sedan is finally here, at least it will be really soon. Perhaps “the most talked about” sedan from Cadillac will be similar to CTS, when it comes to proportions. Other than dimensions, few things is visible on spy shots, due to heavy camouflage. However, according to reliable sources, LTS will adopt some styling cues seen on Elmiraj Concept. 2016 Cadillac LTS has extra long wheelbase, four seats and huge wheels combined with sleek lines, highest-quality materials, and both luxurious and high-tech features.

Multi-part LED lighting, unique grill with multiple bars, spacious rear seat room and dual exhaust outlets on the right side are some of the exterior cues we could notice from the pictures. On the inside, we can expect leather trim with wood, and aluminum accents. LED ambient lighting as well as Cadillac’s CUE infotainment interface will fit perfectly in overall luxury 2016 Cadillac LTS provides.

2016 Cadillac LTS Rear

2016 Cadillac LTS performance and platform

New LTS is built on GM’s Omega II platform which gave us clues what we can expect regarding drivetrain and space. 2016 Cadillac LTS will come with rear-wheel drive as standard, and all-wheel drive as optional. Another info GM confirmed is that new Caddy will be made of lightweight materials including magnesium and aluminum, which will provide better fuel economy.

There are few engine choices when it comes to performance of the 2016 LTS. While the number of offered engines is still unknown, we believe that it will have two choices, plus hybrid variant. The biggest possibility for standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6, found under the hood of the CTS Vsport, which is capable to produce 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Optional engine will be some of the GM’s new V8 small block range engines, probably with 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter of displacement. Regarding transmission, the biggest possibility is an eight-speed automatic.

2016 Cadillac LTS Side

2016 Cadillac LTS competition

Even before LTS became “reality” Cadillac officials announced its primary goal, which is to create full-luxury vehicle that will be able to face some of the top-rated and top-selling prestigious vehicles on the markets. One of the closest rivals for 2016 Cadillac LTS is Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Other German competitors include both Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series. Beside great German trio, new LTS will face also Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ.

2016 Cadillac LTS price and release

2016 Cadillac LTS will probably have its debut at the 2015 NYIAS (New York International Auto Show), in April, while its on-sale date is expected during the fall same year. Cadillac didn’t indicate what could be the price of this luxurious sedan, but according to competition it aims to win, as well as design, features, and power it offers, base price won’t start under $75 000.

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