• Mark Posted: 9/16/2010 2:16pm PDT

    From what I understand the V70 will live on as the XC70. Hopefully Volvo doesn't do to the XC70 what Subaru did to the Outback (ie making it a full crossover SUV with little reminders of it's wagon roots).

  • Mark Posted: 9/16/2010 3:22pm PDT

    I don't think the XTS will be RWD.
    I'm pretty sure it will be FWD with an AWD option.
    You're probably confusing the XTS with the ATS (which WILL be RWD).

  • Johnster Posted: 9/22/2010 6:31pm PDT

    Mark, you're mixing up the Cadillac XLS with the Cadillac XTS. My understanding is that the rear-wheel drive Cadillac XLS flagship is still many years down the road, if it comes at all. In the mean time the Cadillac DTS (and the Cadillac STS) are supposed to be replaced by the XTS.
    The Cadillac XTS is basically a front-wheel drive vehicle based on an extended length version of GM's mid-sized chassis that is used for the Opel Insignia/Vauxhall Insignia/Buick Regal, the larger Chevrolet Malibu, the even larger Buick LaCross. The XTS will supposedly be even larger than the LaCross, almost the same size as the current DTS. All-Wheel Drive will be available, perhaps as an option, or perhaps as standard equipment. Engine choices remain a mystery.
    You're right about the Volvo XC70 still being available, it's basically an all-wheel drive version of the V70 with added ground-clearance.

  • P Coolberth Posted: 12/18/2010 7:17pm PST

    What a heartbreaker. I feel sorry for those who will be forced to buy vehicles limited to the Euro-trash rough and tumble ride. Thanks for reporting though, as I went out and bought a 2011 on the chance it will be the last of the great American riding vehicles.