GM’s premium brand prepares a new, ultra-luxurious flagship crossover which will come as 2019 Cadillac XT9. The global market turned completely to crossover in past several years, so it is no wonder that hi-end luxury segment isn’t reserved for saloons anymore.
You can now find many crossovers from famous premium brands like Bentley, Rolls Royce, and many others. So, Cadillac will go in the same way. Although there is a legendary Escalade already in the offer, the new SUV is about to be something much more. While the Escalade is a great 100.000+ luxury SUV, various reports suggest that the new crossover will be on the completely new level, with the price over 250.000 dollars. So, we can presume that the new model will compete with high-end luxury models. More specific details about the 2019 XT9 are still unknown, so we will rely on rumors and speculations.
2019 Cadillac XT9 design
The 2019 Cadillac XT9 is a completely new model to come. As we already mentioned, this should be a high-end flagship crossover. So, we can presume how some of the model’s base design characteristics will look like. One thing that is pretty much for sure is that the new model will ride on a familiar Omega platform. However, we will see some modifications and this will be some kind of a long-wheelbase version. In terms of styling, it is easy to conclude that this model will not just follow the new name policy, but the new design language as well. So, expect a familiar face, similar to smaller XT models. The overall shape should be similar too, but in bigger package. Also, expect many details borrowed from a classic Escalade SUV. At the end, this will be a flagship model, so expect plenty of unique, exclusive details as well.
2019 Cadillac XT9 interior design
Well, this is definitely the aspect of the new model with most secrets. Simply, it is still early for some more precise details. We can just presume how the new cabin will look like. Various reports suggest that the 2019 Cadillac XT9 will come in three versions when it comes to seating. Depending on trim, the new model will feature a capacity of six, seven, or eight passengers. The new model will be a full-size, with the extended wheelbase, so expect plenty of space inside. If we consider claimed price, we can expect nothing less than a whole bunch of exclusive standard features. Many of them should be handcrafted. At the end, the 2019 Cadillac XT9 should feature pretty much all advanced technologies in terms of safety and driver’s assistance.
2019 Cadillac XT9 engine
It is also too early for some more precise technical details about the new 2019 Cadillac XT9. For now, there are just speculations about the engine for the new crossover. According to various reports, the new model will definitely come with a V8 engine. At the moment, GM has two engines of this type in the offer.
The first one is a 5.3-liter unit, which is in use for models like Chevy Suburban, Silverado etc. However, a bigger 6.2-liter V8 sounds much more likely. This engine is in use for models like Escalade and GMC Yukon, and it is good for about 420 horses. However, we expect higher output for this occasion. So, we could easily see a more powerful version of this engine, which is in use for models like Corvette, Camaro and CTS-V. This version outputs around 650 horses.
2019 Cadillac XT9 release date and price
The launch of the new 2019 Cadillac XT9 is still far away. However, some reports suggest that the new model could come already in about two years. This will be an ultra-luxurious crossover, so expect extremely high price.
Most of the reports suggest a sum between 250.000 and 300.000 dollars for the base model. Main competitors should be models like Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan etc.