Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cadillac XTS Platinum : Luxury Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled

DETROIT (AP) - They're calling it the luxury car of the future that will serve as a "personal headquarters."
Cadillac Hybrid
It's the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept car, and General Motors Co. unveiled it Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.

Concept cars are displayed at shows to gauge consumer interest, and they often are the basis for future products.

The XTS, which can run on a rechargeable battery-powered electric motor or a 350-horsepower V-6 engine, has touch-screen entertainment, and navigation and information systems, GM says.

It has light-cream leather seats contrasted with darker elements in the interior.

The car also has magnetic ride control with sensors on all four wheels to read the road and adjust the suspension to movements of the car's body, GM said.

The XTS has two electric motors and a gas engine controlled by a computer that decides the most efficient combination.
Cadillac XTS Platinum concept has OLED displayWant to purchase a new set of wheels that will blow your budget by another few grand? Simple, just pick up one that uses an OLED display and you'll meet with an inflated price tag, instantly. That's what the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept offers - an OLED display for gauges as well as the center stack controls and infotainment systems. Folks sitting behind won't be that priviledged though since they have slim LED displays "only" to keep them entertained throughout the journey. Powered by electricity as well as gas, this hybrid vehicle relies on an AWD powertrain that has a 3.6L V-6 engine as backup. Shouldn't the back seat passengers get the better display? Just wondering, you know, as you wouldn't want your driver to be distracted by Megan Fox in all her bodily goodness on OLED while you're stuck with LED.