The XLR is Cadillac’s high-performance luxury two-seat roadster that receives more dramatic exterior styling and interior updates for 2009. In 1999 Cadillac debuted an all-new luxury roadster concept at the North American International Auto Show called the Evoq and two years later GM announced that the Cadillac XLR would be produced. The XLR is built on an all-new platform designed specifically for convertibles and when it debuted featured the first use of GM's high-output 4.6-liter Northstar V8 in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. The XLR is produced in Bowling Green, KY, home of Chevrolet's Corvette. The OnStar advanced communication system is standard on the Cadillac XLR.
New For Cadillac XLR
The 2009 Cadillac XLR is updated for 2009 with a more dramatic exterior design inspired by the Sixteen concept and the redesigned CTS, including a new side vent. The XLR is offered in two versions, XLR Platinum powered by a 320-horsepower 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine and XLR-V powered by a 443-horsepower supercharged 4.4-liter Northstar V8 engine. Inside the 2009 XLR features revised interior trim and the next-generation OnStar 8.0 system.