Fast growing and competitive mid-size luxury crossover SUV segment was expanded with the new name for the 2017 model year. Cadillac introduced its revamped and renamed vehicle the XT5 at both LA Auto Show and Dubai Motor Show in 2015. The model replaced brand’s top-selling model SRX and was the second vehicle in the lineup that adopted new naming convection after the CT6 sedan. The brand uses XT for crossovers and that means crossover Touring or in the particular case “crossover touring 5”. With new name it also brought more daring look, lighter construction, innovative technologies, better interior and performance. All this leaves very little room for progress of the upcoming 2018 Cadillac XT5.
New for 2018:
There won’t be many changes if any for the 2018 model. This model is fresh in every meaning of that word and it will be mostly carry over for the new iteration.
2018 Cadillac XT5: Styling
The Cadillac XT5 is stylish, attractive crossover SUV from the exterior point of view. Its new design is softer and more detailed than on the model it replaced. It is styled to arrest all attention and it does just that.
Sharp edges, pronounced fenders, strong character line, accentuated elements and plenty of chrome are mixed into the package that looks great on the road. The model’s front side will certainly attract the attention first with heavily accentuated headlights and chromed grille. However, the model looks nice from every angle and has a lot to show. The taillights are also attractive and stylish, wheels also complement its look.
Power is in details:
Nice and detailed design will also continue inside. The model will feature tasteful not too flaring inferior that can compete with the finest brands from Japan and Germany. High-quality materials will be used for all surfaces and adored with metallic and wood accents and contrasting stitching. There will also be comfortable seats and loads of modern tech and features.
All 2018 Cadillac XT5 models will have an 8-inch screen CUE infotainment interface, voice commands, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, dual zone climate control, remote start, keyless entry and ignition, etc. As standard features will also be power front seats, Bose sound system, leatherette upholstery, 18-inch wheels, etc.
The higher trim levels will upgrade with larger wheels up to 20-inches, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, three zone climate control, more safety aids, etc.
For the safety of passengers the models will employ a number of advanced systems. Some of them will be forward collision alerts, frontal pedestrian detection, forward collision mitigation, distance indicator, lane departure warning and intervention, etc.
2018 Cadillac XT5: Powertrains
Under the hood of the 2018 Cadillac XT5 will be the last generation of the 3.6 liter V-6 engine. This engine features stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy and can produce 310 hp and torque of 271 pound feet.
Combined with this engine will come an eight-speed transmission and standard will be front wheel-drive. However all trims will offer choice for the all-wheel drive system. This advanced system can distribute all of available power to either front or rear wheels and further between each wheel. That will be done depending on traction and conditions in way which will provide the best efficiency.
On the other hand the version for the Chinese market will use a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. It has capability to produce 258 hp and torque of 295 lb-ft.
As for the fuel efficiency, the standard configuration with 3.6 liter engine and front wheel drive will return 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. All-wheel drive will be slightly less frugal with 18 mpg city and 26 highways.
2018 Cadillac XT5: Arrival, Price
We should expect the arrival of the new 2018 Cadillac XT5 in the spring of 2017. Considering that model will be almost unchanged the price range should also stay in the current boundaries.