Cadillac will launch a car bigger than Ford's new SUV, the Exaggeration, within the next two years, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says.
The XTS has been the biggest Cadillac, but there have been contradictory reports for at least two years about whether GM's luxury brand planned to stop there, or go bigger.
The car will use a four-axle chassis utilizing 18 wheels, based very loosely on the XTS. There will be an all-wheel drive version as well.
Cadillac will introduce an all-new 36.0-liter V-18 turbo-diesel engine and a heavy-duty 25-speed automatic transmission to power the 16-ton SUV.
The new ECO turbo-diesel will offer improved fuel-usage, EPA-rated at 27.5 gallons per mile (GPM) and the SUV will seat 23 people with optional roof-seating.
The code-name for the new vehicle is the XXXTS, which is also Barack Obama's pet name for the first lady's...you know.
There are plans to build the new SUV in "Motor City" Detroit. Yeah, good luck with that GM.