Cadillac Polishes Up Platinum Series

It’s always nice to see Cadillac go upscale, which is where it belongs, of course. Its latest effort to put some shine on its luxury status is the Platinum Series, which includes limited-edition versions of the automaker’s XLR Roadster and STS and DTS Sedans. Inspired by the Escalade ESV Platinum SUV offered from 2004 to 2006, the new Cadillac Platinum Series vehicles are distinguished by their hand-crafted interiors, special exterior colors and luxury features.

Cadillac makes generous use of chrome, wood and leather in the vehicles’ interiors. For instance, the XLR features leather door trim, leather on the upper instrument panel, olive ash burl wood trim, Alcantara suede on the visors and pillars, and a Cashmere interior color. Liquid Amethyst was used for the exterior paint. Bright chrome finish for the grille and 15-spoke, 18-inch wheels are also part of the package.

The STS Platinum Sedan comes with a Glacier Gold exterior finish, chrome accents on the doors and instrument panel, olive ash burl wood accents, and a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel, while the DTS Platinum Sedan gets a Tuscany leather interior, hand-sewn leather on the instrument panel, leather door trim, suede visors, and an Ebony exterior finish.

The XLR and STS Platinum vehicles will be available in the first quarter of 2007, while the DTS Platinum will be available in August 2007.

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