Like pretty much every other carmaker today, Cadillac is also expanding its crossover lineup. There are several new models that should hit the market in the next few years. One of them should be the 2020 Cadillac XT7. According to some reports, the new model is already in an advanced stage of development and could hit the market already in the next year. This will be a very interesting addition to the brand’s lineup, mainly because of its final layout. Allegedly, this will be a coupe-like crossover, something that became hugely popular in the premium segment in last several years.
Details about the 2020 Cadillac XT7 are still kept as secret. So, pretty much all reports you can find on the internet are based on rumors and speculations. Still, some things look pretty obvious and easy to predict, such as dimensions, place in the company’s lineup, powertrain etc. On the other side, many things are still a complete mystery. In any case, we could easily see the new 2020 Cadillac XT7 pretty soon, maybe already in the next year.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Redesign
In terms of the base design characteristics, some things about the 2020 Cadillac XT7 already look pretty clear. Some of them refer to overall characteristics, such as platform, size, place in the company’s lineup etc. For example, we have no doubt that this will be a mid-size crossover. It will ride on a familiar C1 platform. More precisely, that should be the same version of the platform that underprints Chevy Traverse, a model that is quite bigger compared to most mainstream crossovers. Same is expected from the 2020 Cadillac XT7, though we get used on large vehicles from this carmaker.
Considering the size, we can easily locate the model’s position in the company’s lineup. You probably know that the brand-new XT6 is in an advanced stage of development and that should hit the market soon. This will be a typical crossover in terms of body style. The 2020 Cadillac XT7 will be placed right above it, as a more exclusive option in the company’s offer of mid-size crossovers.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Styling
Although it seems too early to talk about details, we can easily presume some of the most basic characteristics. First of all, there is no doubt that the new model will be fitted to the company’s newest design language, something similar to what we can see on smaller models like XT4 and XT5. Of course, count on a lot of inspiration from the new Escala concept as well. The rear end will come in a typical coupe layout. Count on a sloping roof, something that became a pretty common thing in the segment, where you can find models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe etc.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Interior
When it comes to the interior layout, the 2020 Cadillac XT7 will be rather luxurious than practical. Count on top-grade materials all around the cabin, with plenty of soft-touch surfaces. In terms of the seating configuration, count on just two rows of seating. Higher trims should be available with captain’s chairs as well, which would reduce seating capacity for four. We have no doubt that the new model will feature plenty of legroom. On the other side, headroom on rear seats could be a little bit tight, due to a sloping roof layout. Same refers to the cargo area, which won’t be too much spacious and practical.
When it comes to the dashboard layout, count on the company’s recognizable V-shape layout, which includes lots of attractive lines. Despite that a large touchscreen will dominate, we are pretty sure that the company will keep many controlled physical.
Among numerous luxury features, we are pretty sure that the company’s new Super Cruise system. This will probably be a standard feature. It is one of the most advanced self-driving systems around, which work on freeways in pretty much all speeds. Also, the company has recently introduced a new version of video streaming rearview mirror, which comes with much better video quality this time.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Engines
When it comes to the engines, we expect that the base unit will be GM’s familiar 3.6-liter V6, which delivers around 335 horsepower. Rest of the lineup will consist of Cadillac’s exclusive units. The first one that comes to mind is a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Some reports suggest a hi-performance version as well. This model would probably come with the company’s new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, which delivers around 550 horsepower. All engines should come with the company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Cadillac XT7 Release Date and Price
Despite we can find many reports about the 2020 Cadillac XT7, it seems too early to speculate about some more precise date. Some reports suggest next year, as well as a starting price of around 60.000 dollars.