Although Cadillac seems focused on its new CT5 and CT4 sedans, there may be an addition to the SUV lineup shortly. Recent photos have uncovered what appears to be a V-Series variant of Cadillac’s small crossover.
The folks over at Cadillac Society have published the photos, which show the rear of an XT4 with two new badges; one is a 2.7T badge and the other is the iconic V-Series badge. Both badges are joined by a reworked lower fascia, which includes carbon fiber accents not found on the pedestrian version of the XT4.
Of course, the odd part here is that Cadillac has moved away from engine badges on their cars, opts for Newton-meter torque level badges on all 2020 models. However, the recently-revealed CT4-V and CT5-V do not have engine badges at all. Basically, Cadillac’s nomenclature has been inconsistent as of late.
Nonetheless, the engine choice would make sense. The aforementioned CT4-V is powered by the same turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four that is found in GM’s half-ton trucks. It would likely be an ideal engine for the XT4-V, given that Cadillac is wanting to lower the cost of entry for the V-Series lineup.
In the CT4-V the 2.7-liter generates 320 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which would be a sizable bump from the XT4’s current 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Hardly confirmed by Cadillac, it is unclear if or when an XT4-V will show up. The 2020 model is already rolling off the assembly line at GM’s Kansas City assembly plant, but it could be a late addition to the 2020 model year if Cadillac hustles it out the door.