LOS ANGELES – Cadillac today announced it is introducing a new version of its DTS full-size luxury sedan, the DTS-L, specially designed and built for livery service operators and executive luxury car consumers. Launching in early 2007, the extended DTS-L provides eight additional inches of cabin space and sophisticated, VIP-caliber rear-seat accommodations.
“The DTS-L is intended to create a compelling new choice for livery and executive sedan operators and consumers,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “This extends the momentum of Cadillac’s product renaissance and growth into an influential segment of the luxury and professional vehicles market.”
The DTS-L brings Cadillac’s dramatic design and quality to the influential livery sedan world. Converted exclusively by a Cadillac Master Coachbuilder, the brand’s Professional Vehicles conversion specialists, the DTS-L features distinctive “VIP Privacy” rear seating. With the added length inserted behind the rear doors, the DTS-L includes an executive privacy seating position, with the back-seat passengers concealed behind the C-pillar, rearward of the side windows.
In addition, DTS-L drivers and passengers enjoy numerous luxury amenities and excellent driving dynamics. Powered by the acclaimed 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine, the 275-horsepower (205 kW) DTS-L is quiet, smooth and responsive. Heated and cooled driver and passenger front seats with memory settings; heated rear outboard seats; rear four-way power lumbar controls and adjustable headrests; Adaptive Remote Start; OnStar; XM Satellite Radio; DVD navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system are several examples of key DTS-L luxury features.
DTS-L extends to a total length of 215.6 inches and offers more rear-seat space than comparable extended wheelbase offerings from Lincoln and Lexus.
“The new DTS-L is the latest in Cadillac’s long and proud tradition of professional vehicles,” Taylor said.
DTS-L follows in the footsteps of the DTS Presidential Limousine, the world’s first DTS sedan that began its service to the U.S. Secret Service and the president at his inauguration in January 2005. DTS and the Escalade full-size luxury SUV are also converted by Cadillac Master Coachbuilders into stretch limousines.