Cadillac’s competitor to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA premium compact crossover SUVs has actually been spotted 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 happen at GM’s Orion Assembly plant located simply outside of 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 buyers in other markets, consisting of every automaker’s preferred land of opportunity, China.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Design
The model is greatly camouflaged but the general shape is similar 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 ideas are likewise identical to what we see on the XT5. The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be made on a variation of GM’s worldwide Epsilon II platform, which also underpins the Cadillac XTS and Chevy Malibu, and it ought to be a bit bigger than the Chevy Equinox.
For referral, the Epsilon II is yesterday’s news. Its successor is called E2XX, and it’s utilized by the similarity the Chevrolet Malibu and Opel Insignia-based 2018 Buick Regal. And the reality 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 concerned, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is definitely on the cards. Believe 250-plus horsepower, joined by at least 260 pound-feet of torque. On the subject of transmissions, the front-wheel-drive model needs to get a nine-speeder, whereas the XT4 AWD is best fit for the AF50-8 transmission established by Aisin for transverse applications.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price
Prices ought to start slightly above $30K, which is ideal in line with the competitors. This will likewise offer a nice buffer with the XT5 which starts at $40K. Further down the track Cadillac will finally include a three-row crossover to its lineup.
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