Cadillac will quickly join the premium compact crossover type with its new 2019 Cadillac XT4 model. As the title suggests this model will have a smaller footprint than lately renovated XT5 but must certanly be somewhat bigger than most of its rivals which will include BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, and Audi Q3.
The first trace about this model came from brand’s boss Johan P Nysschen in 2015 and at this year Geneva Auto Show, Cadillac proved this crossover and also promised its birth on the Old Continent. The model was also discovered while testing included in the thick camo offering people an idea about its look. We also have some assumptions about its platform and powertrain.
2019 CADILLAC XT4: DESIGN
As per prevailing opinion, the new 2019 Cadillac XT4 will undoubtedly be centered on the D2XX structure which previously underpins redesigned 2018 GMC Ground and Chevy Equinox. That contemporary, light platform is the front-drive centered structure and appears like the natural solution for the new XT4. But, some reports made distress with the statement that this model will utilize the E2XX platform which is the successor of the Epsilon II architecture. This platform underpins the Chevy Malibu and Buick Regal. The E2XX might give greater, car-like character than the D2XX but we are more willing to genuinely believe that Cadillac will go with the latter option.
As it pertains to the styling of the model, the thick camouflage on the porotype can’t hide similar edgy shape as on the XT5. What also seems to be obvious is that this model will have common pentagonal grille. The headlights will even follow the similar design principles as brand’s newest vehicles.
The rear pillar on the prototype model and rear bumper along side with the exhaust startup also search very similar as on the XT5 and which will likely be the case with the taillights as well.
The model will even have the roofline which does not slope quickly toward the rear and slightly flared fenders. The pronounced belt range will even enhance its appearance.
The interior of the model is also estimated to obtain very similar treatment as seen on the new XT5. A similar dash design with the newest CUE infotainment interface will come with desirable trim options. The model will even present plenty of luxuries and contemporary tech characteristics including the safety package of effective driver aids.
2019 CADILLAC XT4: POWERTRAINS
As we assume that 2019 Cadillac XT4 may experience on the platform discussed with the new Equinox and Ground, the powering choices also needs to be the common thing. The 2.0-liter inline-4 engine equipped with the turbocharger should generate 250+ hp and torque of about 260 pound-feet. Assume it to come in the combination with the 9-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel travel will undoubtedly be standard and the all-wheel travel comes as the option.
But, in certain reports, we can also find the suggestion that Cadillac can offer the plug-in hybrid version of this model as well.
2019 CADILLAC XT4: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The production of the 2019 Cadillac XT4 is going to be at the Orion Construction seed near Detroit. The model is expected to reach in the second half of 2018 with the starting price slightly over $30, 000.