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DETROIT – The chauffeured transportation industry is about to gain two more limousine vehicle options in an ever-widening, competitive market for luxury vehicles.
After debuting its Cadillac XTS sedan in February at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas, Cadillac Professional Vehicles just announced that order banks will open Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 for the following extended versions of the 2013 XTS sedan chassis: (W30) XTS-L Extended Sedan, (V4U) XTS Limousine and (B9Q) XTS Hearse.
The XTS-L can be streched five to eight inches, for added legroom reminiscient of the retired Lincoln Town Car Executive L, which was stretched an additional six inches. The XTS Limousine, ideal for corporate and funeral markets, can be streched up to 70 inches.
Production on all three extended XTS livery models starts in mid-November. First deliveries to customers, along with the start of fleet service, are expected during the first quarter of 2013.
“We are excited to begin production on the industry’s only large luxury sedan that is specifically engineered and validated for the professional vehicle industries and covered with an extended warranty,” said Ray Bush, Cadillac professional vehicle program manager, in a statement.
Chassis pricing has been announced to the Cadillac Master Coachbuilders. Many already have produced prototypes for the limousine industry’s national trade show season.
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Professional Vehicle Protection Plan (PVPP) coverage for the XTS-L Extended Sedan and XTS Limousine chassis will be 3-years/150,000-miles (whichever comes first) and the Hearse chassis will be covered for 6-years/100,000-miles (whichever comes first). All Cadillac Professional Vehicles are also covered by Cadillac’s 4-year/50,000-miles (whichever comes first) Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty and Premium Care Maintenance Plan.
Certified Cadillac Master Coachbuilders (CMC) for the extended chassis models of the 2013 Cadillac XTS are listed below:
2550 Central Point Pkwy.
Lima, OH 45804
FAX: (419) 222-4450
Bennett Design, LLC
4600 North M-37 Hwy.
Middleville, MI 49333
FAX: (616) 777-5298
2701 East Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
FAX: (714) 986-1243
LCW Automotive Corporation
4323 Interstate Way
San Antonio, TX 78219
FAX: (210) 732-5488
300 North Ridge Ave.
Arlington Heights, Il 60005
FAX: (847) 342-0603
Royale Limousine Manufacturers
99 Newark St.
Haverhill, MA 01832
FAX: (978) 521-5425
Specialty Vehicle Group, Inc.
3344 State Route 132
Amelia, OH 45102
FAX: (513) 797-6833
SPV Coach Company, Inc.
79 North 10th St.
Kansas City, KS 66102
FAX: (913) 371-3371
Sources: Cadillac Professional Vehicles; Martin Romjue, LCT editor
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