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The XLR lineup is now comprised of two models: The ultra-luxury Platinum model and the high-performance XLR-V. Minor styling changes include revised front and rear fascias, new chrome side vents and a host of interior updates and improvements. The bulging hood previously unique to the V-Series is now featured on both trims.
Cadillac's only convertible may have gotten off to a slow start, but as high scores in customer satisfaction begin to emerge, the XLR appears to have found an audience. Of course, the premium convertible market is a small slice of the pie and with new competitors emerging (like the new Jaguar XK8) the XLR will have to fight for every sale. Not that this Caddy drop-top doesn't have the goods to play ball. With a potent V8 engine, a Corvette-derived chassis and a retractable hardtop as slick as it is practical, the XLR is certainly a contender. About the only thing we can see holding back sales might be the high price tag some may feel the XLR has yet to earn.