Posted on May 06, 2013

Mannai Auto Group and Cadillac Arabia unveiled the all-new Cadillac XTS which is available for the first time in Qatar starting in May 2013. This arrival supercharges the full-size luxury sedan market with advanced technology and innovative safety systems at its core.

The all-new Cadillac XTS is a brand new entrant in the category and has already been recognized by critics as the most technologically advanced production car in the brand’s history. A VIP launch event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday (5th May 2013) to commemorate the launch of the XTS. The event welcomed VIP guests and dignitaries from Qatar as well as many senior officials from Mannai Corporation and Cadillac Arabia.

Mr. Mohammed Helmy,Group General Manager, Mannai Automotive Group, exclusive importers of Cadillac in Qatar said during the unveiling: “The all-new Cadillac XTS truly embodies the space, elegance and dramatic presence that are signatures of the Cadillac brand, amplified by entirely new and advanced technology that is geared for a new generation of luxury customers.”

Mr. NadimGhrayeb, Cadillac Brand Manager, General Motors Middle East added: “The XTS is offered in the fully equipped XTS Platinum collection which represents the highest level of technology and luxury.  With new models such as the XTS, industry-first technologies and our Premium Care Program, Cadillac is expanding and redefining luxury, while fully committed to a long-term mission to reclaim its historical position as standard of the world.”

The all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan, the most technologically advanced production car in the brand’s history, expands and elevates the Cadillac portfolio. It delivers the space, elegance and dramatic presence that are Cadillac signatures, but with entirely new and technically advanced methods tuned for a new generation of luxury customers.

XTS marks the debut of CUE, Cadillac’s breakthrough in-vehicle user experience for control and connectivity. It merges intuitive design with auto industry-first controls for information and media control. The XTS is only offered in the Middle East with a fully equipped Platinum collection which represents the highest level of technology and luxury, including a unique front appearance, wheels and interior colors, materials and trim. 

Highlights include:

  • Direct-injected 3.6L V-6 with lightweight features, including integrated cylinder heads/exhaust manifolds
  • Advanced all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled limited-slip differential
  • Magnetic Ride Control, rear air suspension, HiPer Strut front suspension and Brembo brakes – all standard
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Capless fuel tank filler for easier, cleaner refueling
  • Folding rear-seat head restraints that enhance rear visibility
  • Safety Alert Seat that vibrates to alert the driver
  • Intervening braking system that lessens or avoids potential collisions
  • Short- and long-range radar systems that support adaptive cruise control, front/rear automatic brakes and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

XTS is the only luxury sedan with standard Magnetic Ride Control – the world’s fastest-reacting suspension – while the advanced all-wheel-drive system uses Haldex technology with an electronic limited slip differential to transfer power front-to-back, and side-to-side along the rear axle.

The XTS is also the most spacious Cadillac sedan, tailored to provide roominess in a more efficiently sized package. It offers more interior space than midsize luxury cars and is comparable to full-size sedans, particularly in the rear seat area, where it has 1,016 mm of rear legroom.

And when it comes to trunk space, the XTS is in a league of its own, with 509 Liter, exceeding both midsize and full-size competitors. For XTS customers, the cargo advantage means room for five or more suitcases.

Qatar Airways now flies 3 times a week to Yangon, Myanmar