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.
Cadillac is woefully behind in the high-end crossover and SUV race. Rivals like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have for years fielded a broad choice of raised wagons and have rather the head start on Cadillac. The bigger XT5, which is a replacement for the long-serving SRX, focuses on the hearty mid-size slice of the luxury-crossover market, but Cadillac has actually efficiently missed out on sales in the compact sector (not to mention the three-row, not-enormous-crossover segment between the XT5 and the truck-based Escalade that includes things like the Audi Q7). The XT4 should help Cadillac grab more luxury dollars-- and market share from its competitors' coffers.