With a new look, new name, and new engine under the hood, the redesigned 2017 Cadillac XT5 is ready to hit the market and reach the top of the luxury cars.
Exterior and interior design
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 represents the new SRX model. Cadillac has decided to improve this popular two-row crossover and to make it one of the luxury car leaders. This remarkable model is based on GM’s new Chi platform. In the future this platform should underpin many of the Cadillac’s crossovers. It looks like the new XT5 has kept similar body proportions as its predecessor SRX, but with many changes related to the ATS, CTS and CT6 sedans. This new model comes more sophisticated than the SRX. This is mostly because of the Cadillac’s new design language. Front end of the vehicle has got vertical integrated LED headlights. When illuminated, the headlights will give the vehicle quite aggressive appearance. The grille has also been changed. It will come bigger than before. Rear part of the XT5 looks very similar to the CTS sedan. Placement of the reverse light has been also changed, and the taillights have been moved to a more visible location. The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 comes lighter than before. This has been achieved thanks to the use of lightweight materials like ultra-high-strength steel. We have to mention that its wheelbase is now 2 inches longer than before. Interior of the new model has been equipped with all the latest technology features, and wrapped with the highest quality materials. Some of these features are: Rear Camera Mirror System, 4G hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, climate control, heating option for seats, rear-passenger entertainment system and many more.
2017 Cadillac XT5 powertrain
The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 comes underpinned by the same engine as 2016 Cadillac ATS, CTS and CT6. It is a 3.6-liter V6 DI VVT engine. This power unit is capable to deliver 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. In the Chinese market, this model will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Transmission will be an 8-speed automatic and FWD comes as standard while the AWD comes as optional.
Release date and price
According to some sources the price of the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 will start from $40,000. We are expecting to see this powerful model in the spring of 2017.