Cadillac’s competitor to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has actually been found again. The vehicle is verified to be called an XT4 and is due on sale in the 2nd half of 2018, as a 2019 model.
Production of the XT4 is expected to take place at GM’s Orion Assembly plant situated just beyond Detroit.
Compact crossovers are generally targeted to a younger, hipper audience, a segment Cadillac needs to tap. A compact, fuel-efficient crossover would also be appealing to purchasers in other markets, consisting of every automaker’s favorite land of chance, China.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Design
The model is heavily disguised but the basic shape is comparable to the Cadillac’s XT5, albeit on a smaller sized scale. The C-pillar treatment and style of the lower part of the rear bumper and exhaust ideas are also similar to exactly what we see on the XT5.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be made on a variation of GM’s international Epsilon II platform, which also underpins the Cadillac XTS and Chevy Malibu, and it must be a little bit bigger than the Chevy Equinox.
For recommendation, the Epsilon II is the other day’s news. Its follower is called E2XX, and it’s utilized by the similarity 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 worried, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is certainly on the cards. Think 250-plus horsepower, joined by a minimum of 260 pound-feet of torque. On the topic of transmissions, the front-wheel-drive model ought to get a nine-speeder, whereas the XT4 AWD is finest suited for the AF50-8 transmission developed by Aisin for transverse applications.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price
Rates must start slightly above $30K, which is ideal in line with the competitors. This will also offer a nice buffer with the XT5 which begins at $40K. Even more down the track Cadillac will finally add a three-row crossover to its lineup.
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