The new crossover to be positioned below the XT5 is going to be named 2018 Cadillac XT4. This has been confirmed by sources from GM and that puts end to all speculations. At Geneva Motor Show 2017 GM confirmed this and the launch is imminent. However, not all details are clear including a price of the luxury compact crossover. It may be built at the company’s Fairfax plant.
2018 Cadillac XT4 – Design
Earlier it was said the 2018 XT4 will be based on the company’s much touted Epsilon II platform. Later it was said it will be modeled on E2XX platform. This is an architecture on which models like 2018 Buick Regal and Chevrolet Malibu are based on. Of late, test vehicles of the 2018 Cadillac XT 4 have been spotted at several places including Northern Finland. Despite the camouflage on all sides, the design traces are not hard to understand. Some design similarities with big sibling Escalade will be there. The grille design, bumper, and lights will be identical- if not exactly same. The rear end is not very curved. GM has not said anything on the number of trims.
Not much is known about its cabin, but elements taken from the Escalade will appear here. The cabin is expected to be plush and customization options are likely to be aplenty. Features like 2 zones automated climate control and ambient lighting are also expected. Like the XT5, it will also have some smart small item storage cubbies in a cabin. Cargo space is not known but seating capacity may vary from 4 to 5.
2018 Cadillac XT4 – Engine
The 2018 Cadillac XT4 may be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood. That is likely to be clubbed with 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox. It is not clear if more engine choices will be offered for the model.
The 2018 Cadillac XT4 is expected to be laden with oodles of security and entertainment features, much like its siblings XT5 and Escalade. Safety features like multiple airbags, traction control, rearview camera, blind spot monitor, and lane keep assisting are expected. Amenities like Led lighting, automatic headlights, in-cabin infotainment with touch display unit, Bluetooth, USB and HD radio are also expected. Some packages may also be offered for those who want to customize their cars.
2018 Cadillac XT4 – Price and Expected Release Date
The official pricing of upcoming Cadillac XT4 is not known. However, the price at may be a tad upwards of $30,000 since it will be priced lower than the sibling XT5. The release date could be in late 2017.
Cadillac XT4 2018 is likely to be one lavish and feature rich compact crossover. Its styling seems impressive and amenities will be class leading. It can emerge as a leading contender in this category if GM keeps pricing reasonable. However, it will still face completion from Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and BMW X1.