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Small Cadillac Crossover Coming In 2018

Small Cadillac Crossover Coming In 2018

Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen has confirmed the brand will launch a new small crossover in 2018. The confirmation came in an interview with The Detroit News in which de Nysschen, as typical, discussed the brand’s future plans.

Admitting that having only the XT5 have the brand’s sole crossover has been a problem, de Nysschen confirmed the new crossover will slot under the XT5 in terms of size. Unfortunately he did not confirm any other details about the new ute, but it is rumored to be named XT3. The name coincides with Cadillac’s new naming scheme and has already been trademarked by General Motors.

Analysts are expecting the XT3 to be produced at GM’s Fairfax, Kansas assembly plant in metro Kansas City.

During the interview de Nysschen also confirmed that the XTS sedan will be getting a refresh later this year. Details of what will change on it were not discussed.

Cadillac is also expected to launch a new crossover to slot between the XT5 and Escalade. It is rumored to be based on the same platform as the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

All of these plans are part of a $12 billion investment GM promised to make into the Cadillac brand back in 2015. As part of the investment Cadillac will launch eight new models from 2015 to 2020. Two of the eight have already been launched with the CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover.

The smaller crossover will obviously be the third, while a new large crossover and entry-level sedan will likely fill some of the count as well.

 





 

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 One Comment

  1. Jan 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    How about a V-Sport version of the XT5 in the meantime? 3.0TT and upgraded suspension. Call it a day.

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  1. Andrew_L
    FenwickHockey65
    GM confirmed today it'll be the XT4.


    Well then that will leave room for an XT3 down the line.
    Andrew_L
    Jerome
    I think that a bigger one should be more of a priority than a smaller one but the entire lineup needs to be filled out.


    XT5 and Escalade are handling the larger market I think the smaller one needs to be the higher priority. Vehicles like the X3, Q3, GLA, MKC etc are hot sellers and sell better than the 7 passenger crossovers.
    Jerome
    I think that a bigger one should be more of a priority than a smaller one but the entire lineup needs to be filled out.
    germeezy1
    I understand product cadence but the XT3 should have arrived a year ago.
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