After the arrival of the redesigned XT5 and changed naming nomenclature, Cadillac is working to increase its crossover SUV lineup. Despite it had been late to the party it’s better late than never and GM’s luxury brand is already screening its all-new compact crossover model that may be the rival to models like the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Mercedes GLA and BMW X1. Its debut is expected in the first half of the next year, therefore we wanting it as the 2019 Cadillac XT3. The new luxury crossover will follow brand’s modern design language with many similarities with the larger XT5 and some details from Cadillac’s Escalade. We expect it with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine riding probably on GM’s D2XX platform.
2019 CADILLAC XT3: DESIGN
Cadillac wrapped the prototype of then new 2019 Cadillac XT3 in the thick camouflage to be able to hide as much as possible. Despite the camo hides almost anything on the test car at a closer examination we could get the clue about model’s design. Unsurprisingly, Cadillac’s new compact crossover will be equally styled as the bigger XT5 but with some details lent from the Escalade. Sharp angles are the part of Cadillac’s modern design philosophy and XT3 may mix that with different common details from brand’s vehicles.
The signature pentagonal grille with the honeycomb mesh will be flanked by headlights with the LED working lights. The profile of the model will be virtually identical to the larger XT5 while the rear may have the taillights which expand to the D pillar.
On the other hand, the XT3 appears to be slightly larger than their rivals. The body of the new crossover should be put on the D2XX platform which underpins the Equinox and GMC Terrain.
We do not have the pictures of model’s cottage but we expect it to generally share really similar design approach as the bigger XT5. The model should come with brand’s newest CUE infotainment system and safety features. It will offer the room for 5 passengers and probably better legroom and freight space than most of the rivals.
2019 CADILLAC XT3: POWERTRAIN
Contemplating that 2019 Cadillac XT3 will likely use the D2XX platform, it’ll present both front- and all-wheel travel options. The model will even have a fully independent rear underpinning.
Below the hood, the XT3 will likely have the version of GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All chances are that Caddy may pair this engine with the new nine-speed computerized transmission. The power could be around 250 hp with the torque about 260 pound-feet.
The new compact 2019 Cadillac XT3 must hit the market in mid-2018. The first opinion of the price anticipates the base version available from low $30, 000.