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Cadillac Confirms Upcoming XT4 Crossover

Cadillac Confirms Upcoming XT4 Crossover

In speaking with Australian publication Motoring Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen confirmed the company’s next new product on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show. Specifically de Nysschen confirmed what we already knew: that the next new Cadillac will be a small crossover, but he confirmed the name.

According to the executive, the new crossover will be named XT4 and compete against the likes of the Audi Q3. News of a smaller crossover is not new, but many reports have referred to the future product as the XT3, which de Nysschen specifically wanted to correct.

“To be candid, we started seeing online reports of the prototypes undergoing testing and being mis-named,” de Nysschen explained to Motoring. 

He went on to explain that the XT4 will follow a familiar Cadillac strategy of producing vehicles that are slightly larger than the rest of the segment’s competitors.

“It [XT4] does fall into that [Q3] segment, but Cadillac has a positioning strategy generally that our cars… [They] tend to be a little bit larger than the average set of the competition in terms of physical dimensions.”

Oddly enough, details such as which GM architecture and engines the XT4 will utilize has not leaked out. It is largely assumed this vehicle will ride on the same platform as the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, but that isn’t confirmed.

In addition to confirming the XT4, de Nysschen also confirmed Cadillac still plans to eventually enter the Australian market, but that it won’t happen until after 2020. Part of the hold up is waiting for the lineup to churn to vehicles that are designed for right-hand drive, which he also confirmed.

 





 

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    JBsC6
    That platform is crap...

    GM should use the bolt platform and add a second motor for awd out back...


    Not sure about the flexibility of the Bolt or the powertrains' capability when it comes to larger, heavier cars....but I like the idea of a fully electric crossover.
    JBsC6
    That platform is crap...

    GM should use the bolt platform and add a second motor for awd out back...
    member12
    I think Cadillac really needs to consider to offer at least one sporty model that is designed from the ground up to be an electric-only vehicle with 250 mile range.
    WishIhadatruck
    Glad to hear they are going to go back to "producing vehicles that are slightly larger than the rest of the segment's competitors" as it certainly hasn't helped the Cadillac cars that have small trunks and tiny back seats. This would be especially troublesome for the SUV, the cars get enough complaints. One thing Cadillac's have always been known for is large and comfortable. I'm all for them offering best in class handling as long as they don't make the car non-functional in the process.

    I look forward to seeing the line-up of suv's coming and the next round of cars. Lots of opportunity here and they are way behind in too many areas.
    2b2
    ^ just-imho, a Rwd Cuv needs to start higher:

    germeezy1
    In the XT5, XT4, and XT3 classes FWD , and FWD based AWD are not only accepted but expected. The Sigma SRX debacle has cemented in stone that XT5, and below will not be Alpha RWD platform based. I would certainly like to see a Velar, Cayenne, and F Pace RWD competitor above the XT5.


    like to see a Velar/F Pace**, and Cayenne RWD competitor above the XT3/4/5/6's price range

    **same platform, practically same size
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