Cadillac’s competitor 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 2nd half of 2018, as a 2019 model. Production of the XT4 is anticipated to occur at GM’s Orion Assembly plant located just beyond Detroit.
Compact crossovers are usually targeted to a more youthful, 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 opportunity, China.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Design
The prototype is heavily camouflaged but the general shape is comparable 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 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 must be a little 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 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 concerned, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is definitely on the cards. Believe 250-plus horse power, joined by at least 260 pound-feet of torque. On the subject of transmissions, the front-wheel-drive model must get a nine-speeder, whereas the XT4 AWD is best fit for the AF50-8 transmission developed by Aisin for transverse applications.
2019 Cadillac XT4 Price
Rates must start somewhat above $30K, which is best in line with the competitors. This will likewise supply a great buffer with the XT5 which starts at $40K. Even more down the track Cadillac will finally add a three-row crossover to its lineup.
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