Based on the concept car ‚Evoq’ that was presented at the Geneva Car Show in 1999, a new Cadillac roadster called XLR will be produced. The US-market launch will take place in spring 2003, short time later in Europe. Following Cadillacs new philiosphie of ‘Art & Science’, the XLR combines an unusual design with innovative technology.
The luxury-roadster is powered by a 4.6-litre Northstar-engine. Power transmission to the rear wheels is effected through an automatic 5-gear drive. The electric hardtop-system was constructed by a specialised german company. In spite of its roadster attributes, it offers the inmates the secureness of a coupé. Due to the PAX wheel-tyre-combination, the car stays maneuvrable even if one tyre is flat.