Cadillac’s rival to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has actually been found once again. The vehicle is validated 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 anticipated to occur at GM’s Orion Assembly plant situated simply beyond Detroit.
Compact crossovers are generally targeted to a more youthful, hipper audience, a section Cadillac has to tap. A compact, fuel-efficient crossover would also be appealing to purchasers in other markets, including every automaker’s preferred land of chance, China.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Design
The model is heavily disguised however the basic shape is comparable to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller sized scale. The C-pillar treatment and design of the lower part of the rear bumper and exhaust pointers are likewise 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 ought to be a bit bigger than the Chevy Equinox. For reference, the Epsilon II is yesterday’s news. Its successor is called E2XX, and it’s utilized by the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu and Opel Insignia-based 2018 Buick Regal. And the fact is, gifting the XT4 crossover with a car-like platform is pretty non-traditional for General Motors.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Engine
As far as engines are worried, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is definitely on the cards. Believe 250-plus horse power, signed up with by at least 260 pound-feet of torque. On the topic of transmissions, the front-wheel-drive model should get a nine-speeder, whereas the XT4 AWD is finest fit for the AF50-8 transmission established by Aisin for transverse applications.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price
Rates should begin a little above $30K, which is ideal in line with the competitors. This will also provide a great buffer with the XT5 which begins at $40K. Further down the track Cadillac will lastly include a three-row crossover to its lineup.