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After a 12-year absence, Cadillac is destined for Australia later this year under the watchful eyes of GM Premium (currently managing Saab & Hummer), and we are holding our breaths in anticipation for several hot models. This morning our American based photographer caught the new 2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series as it made its way around town.

GM Premium currently only has plans to import the Cadillac CTS, however the XLR would make an interesting choice as well.


The facelifted XLR V-Series gets moderate changes to the front and rear. We can spot a wire-mesh grill with the big Cadillac badge through the camouflage. We also noticed the big fender vent covered up by the black tape – which is all new , although we’re guessing it’s a lot like the fender vent on the Provoq concept.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

Our American photographer told us that “it was crazy fast and had a really raucous exhaust note…” so it may still continue with the current 4.4-litre, supercharged Northstar V8, good for 330kW.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

There is the possibility that it will get the LSA motor found in the 2009 CTSv. The LSA is the 6.2-litre, supercharged, small block V8 pumping out a massive 410kW and 746Nm of torque.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

Are you looking forward to Cadillac’s return to Australia?






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