Cadillac’s competitor to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has actually been spotted again. The vehicle is confirmed to be called an XT4 and is due on sale in the second half of 2018, as a 2019 model. Production of the XT4 is expected to take place at GM’s Orion Assembly plant located simply beyond Detroit.
Compact crossovers are usually targeted to a younger, hipper audience, a section Cadillac has to tap. A compact, fuel-efficient crossover would likewise be attractive to purchasers in other markets, including every car manufacturer’s favorite land of chance, China.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Design
The model is heavily camouflaged however the general shape is similar to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller scale. The C-pillar treatment and design of the lower part of the rear bumper and exhaust pointers are also identical to exactly what we see on the XT5. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be made on a variation of GM’s global Epsilon II platform, which likewise underpins the Cadillac XTS and Chevy Malibu, and it needs to be a little bit larger than the Chevy Equinox.
For reference, the Epsilon II is the other day’s news. Its follower is called E2XX, and it’s utilized by the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu and Opel Insignia-based 2018 Buick Regal. And the truth is, gifting the XT4 crossover with a car-like platform is pretty unconventional for General Motors.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Engine
As far as engines are concerned, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is definitely on the cards. Think 250-plus horsepower, joined by at least 260 pound-feet of torque. On the topic of transmissions, the front-wheel-drive model needs to get a nine-speeder, whereas the XT4 AWD is finest fit for the AF50-8 transmission developed by Aisin for transverse applications.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price
Pricing must start slightly above $30K, which is ideal in line with the competitors. This will likewise provide a nice buffer with the XT5 which begins at $40K. Further down the track Cadillac will finally add a three-row crossover to its lineup.