The American luxury carmaker is expanding its SUV lineup pretty quickly. After the recent launch of a mid-size XT6, it’s time for something even more luxurious. Yes, we are talking about the 2021 Cadillac XT7, the new rumored crossover, which still waits for the official confirmation. At this point, it is just a rumor, while the officials are still quiet about this model. Still, we expect that some words will come from the officials in the near future. Meanwhile, we can speculate about possible scenarios.
At this point, we know that the new model could go in two directions. One of them would be a coupe crossover, which is a body style that’s becoming more and more popular these days. On the other side, many experts suggest that the 2021 Cadillac XT7 could be a full-size crossover. In the following paragraphs, we will consider both possibilities but keep in mind that everything you’re about to read is based on rumors. Therefore, take this article with a big reserve.
2021 Cadillac XT7 Redesign
The 2021 Cadillac XT7 has been rumored for the next year and these days, we can hear opposite reports about the new model. Practically, there are two possible scenarios for the new model. The new model could go either full-size or become a coupe crossover.
2021 Cadillac XT7 Coupe
One of the possibilities for the 2021 Cadillac XT7 is to see a coupe crossover, which is a relatively new but fast-growing segment of the automotive industry. If this happens, we presume that the new model would share most of the things with the XT6, a mid-size crossover that arrived last year. The two models would share mechanics, but also most of the styling solutions.
In terms of mechanics, the new 2021 Cadillac XT7 would ride on the same version of the C1 platform, with the wheelbase that goes a little bit under 113 inches, which is more than enough for a vehicle that would feature just two rows of seats. In terms of the styling, we expect that the front end would look nearly identical to the mid-size sibling. On the other side, the rear end would come with that sloping roof design, which provides a coupe-like look and make everything look sportier and more aggressive.
2021 Cadillac XT7 Full-Size Crossover
The second scenario is to see the 2021 Cadillac XT7 as a full-size crossover. In this case, we presume that the new model would use the stretched version of the C1 platform. That would be the same version that underprints Chevy Traverse, which measures nearly 121 inches in wheelbase. With such a number, there is no doubt that one of the biggest strengths would be the amount of interior space. This model would be spacious but would also keep a typical SUV layout. In terms of the styling, the full-size XT7 would follow the brand’s latest design language. Still, we would probably see a couple of exclusive details that can’t be found in the mid-size sibling. On the other side, the overall shape would come in a typical wagon layout.
On the inside, the 2021 Cadillac XT7 would take a lot from the XT6. This particularly goes if the new model is about to be a coupe crossover. In that case, the dashboard would look pretty much the same. On the other side, this model would come with two rows of seats. The sloping roof would definitely have some impact on headroom in the second row, as well as on the cargo area.
On the other side, the full-size XT7 would come with three very spacious rows of seats, with the third row that accommodates adults with ease. In this case, the new model would come with a more upscale dashboard, in the manner of a typical flagship model. Also, the cargo area should go pretty close to 100 cubic feet of the overall volume.
2021 Cadillac XT7 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that the base version would come with a well-known 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. That would probably be more than enough for most drivers but we would also expect to see some peppier in the offer. Some sources suggest Cadillac’s turbocharged V6 that puts out around 300 horsepower. Others, though, rather see a large 6.2-liter V8 as a perfect match for this crossover.
Release Date and Price
Some sources suggest that the 2021 Cadillac XT7 could hit the market already in the next year. However, the new model is still just a rumor, so take this with a big reserve. When it comes to the price, it’s still early for some predictions.