The GM’s luxury brand prepares a completely new model, which will come somewhere next year, as 2019 Cadillac XT4. The company works hard to expand its offer of luxury vehicles and this will be a new entry-level crossover. This new model will ride on a familiar platform, same that underprints models like Equinox and GMC Terrain.
The test model has been spotted several times and we can see that the new model is in an advanced stage of development and premiere should be pretty soon. The new luxury crossover will sit below the recently introduced XT4 and it will have many competitors. There are also reports that this new model could be offered in other parts of the world, besides North America. So, if we consider all these things about the new model, it is clear that the company has big expectations for it. It will arrive in middle 2018.
2019 Cadillac XT4 redesign
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be a completely new model from the GM’s famous luxury brand. It will be a new entry-level model, which will sit below the XT5. It will be compact in size. This segment is full of various models, so the competition is going to be pretty tough. However, the company has several trumps in its pocket.
First of all, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will share platform and most of its mechanical characteristics with models like Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, which will significantly reduce costs of the production. This proven platform brings many benefits and one of them is lightweight, which will eventually provide better performances, especially in terms of fuel economy. Also, the new 2019 XT4 is expected to feature plenty of space inside, despite its compact size. Finally, there is the brand’s new attractive design language, which is already implemented on some models.
2019 Cadillac XT4 styling
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will feature pretty attractive design for sure. We expect to see the latest design language of the brand on this model. Moreover, the new crossover will feature pretty much the same shape as XT5, just in smaller size. Although test model still wears a camouflage, we can clearly see the same C-pillar treatment and rear end. If we add to this company’s familiar design language, we can easily make a complete image of the new car.
Besides new exterior design, the new 2019 XT4 will feature pretty amazing interior. We should see a new cabin with a familiar dashboard, similar to the XT5’s. With hi-quality materials, premium trim and a lot of equipment, the new crossover will definitely be able to compete with other premium crossovers, even with German competitors.
2019 Cadillac XT4 engine
Since the new 2019 Cadillac XT4 will ride on the familiar platform, we will see familiar powertrain as well. The base model will most likely feature a familiar 2.0-liter Turbo inline-four engine, which GM uses for various new models. This engine comes in several output variants, depending on the model. The upcoming Terrain will feature a variant with 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. For this occasion, it could feature even more power.
When it comes to transmission, expect to see a new 9-speed automatic. Even some hi-performance is quite possible. However, the base should feature pretty decent fuel economy, so we could see the new model compete in some parts of the world that is not usual for this brand. For example, Cadillac could come back to Europe.
2019 Cadillac XT4 release date and price
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 should come somewhere in the second half of next year. However, its premiere could happen a little bit earlier. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go slightly over 30.000 dollars, while top models will easily go over 40.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Acura RDX, Volvo XC60 etc.