Cadillac will soon join the premium compact crossover school with its new 2019 Cadillac XT4 model. As the name implies this model will have a smaller presence than recently renovated XT5 but must be somewhat larger than most of its rivals that will include BMW X1, Mercedes GLA, and Audi Q3.
The first hint about this model came from brand’s boss Johan De Nysschen in 2015 and at this year Geneva Auto Show, Cadillac confirmed this crossover and also promised their birth on the Old Continent. The model was also identified while screening covered in the thick camouflage offering people an idea about their look. We also possess some assumptions about its platform and powertrain.
2019 CADILLAC XT4: DESIGN
As per prevailing view, the new 2019 Cadillac XT4 will undoubtedly be based on the D2XX structure which already underpins redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox. This contemporary, light platform is the front-drive based design and looks like the natural answer for the new XT4. Nevertheless, some reports made frustration 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 would provide greater, car-like dynamics than the D2XX but we are more inclined to genuinely believe that Cadillac should go with the latter option.
In regards to the styling of the model, the thick camouflage on the porotype can not cover related edgy shape as on the XT5. What also appears to be obvious is that this model will have familiar pentagonal grille. The headlights will even follow the similar design principles as brand’s latest vehicles.
The rear pillar on the prototype model and rear bumper along with with the exhaust setup also look really similar as on the XT5 and that’ll probably be the case with the taillights as well.
The model will even have the roofline which doesn’t mountain quickly toward the rear and slightly flared fenders. The pronounced belt point will even enhance their appearance.
The interior of the model is also estimated to obtain virtually identical treatment as seen on the new XT5. A similar dash design with the newest CUE infotainment interface will come with beautiful trim options. The model will even provide plenty of luxuries and contemporary computer functions including the safety package of productive driver aids.
2019 CADILLAC XT4: POWERTRAINS
As we expect that 2019 Cadillac XT4 can experience on the platform shared with the new Equinox and Terrain, the powering possibilities should also be the common thing. The 2.0-liter inline-4 engine equipped with the turbocharger must generate 250+ horsepower and torque of about 260 pound-feet. Expect it to come in the combination with the 9-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel get will undoubtedly be normal and the all-wheel get comes as the option.
Nevertheless, in some reports, we could also find the suggestion that Cadillac can offer the plug-in cross 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 Assembly seed near Detroit. The model is expected to arrive in the second half of 2018 with the starting price slightly above $30, 000.