Cadillac unveils plug-in hybrid luxury concept car


In this photo released by General Motors Corp., the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept car is shown. The car will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

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Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:07 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 12:18 p.m.

DETROIT — They're calling it the luxury car of the future that will serve as a "personal headquarters."

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.

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