Cadillac XT5 SUV revealed ahead of LA motor show debut
Source : Cadillac XT5 SUV revealed ahead of LA motor show debut
Cadillac’s Audi Q5 rival will go on sale within the US next spring, as well as also could make the item to the UK
The Cadillac XT5, a rival for the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLE as well as also Lexus NX, has been revealed ahead of its planned debut at the Los Angeles motor show later that will week.
The XT5 will be made within the US as well as also China via next spring, as well as also will be the first of a fresh generation of Cadillac crossover products to be given the ‘XT’ designation. The XT5 replaces the SRX within the firm’s range.
Cadillac says the XT5 sits on an entirely fresh platform, as well as also will be more than 126kg lighter than the SRX. within the US, the crossover will be powered by the same 310bhp 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine which already appears within the ATS, CTS as well as also CT6 products. In China, a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol will be offered instead. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be fitted as standard.
Although front-wheel drive as standard, a fresh ‘twin clutch’ all-wheel-drive system features on the options list. Inside, the XT5 features the same cabin styling already seen on the range-topping CT6.
Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen said the XT5 will be “the first of four fresh crossovers via Cadillac”, as well as also “enters the most well-liked segment within the worldwide luxury auto market.”
Describing the design as being “pivotal to our ongoing growth,” de Nysschen said “we’ve developed the XT5 via the inside out to provide customers more space, more technology, more luxury as well as also more efficiency.”
Although so far the XT5 has been confirmed for sale only within the US, the design could also come to the UK within the near future. Speaking to Autocar earlier that will year, GM boss Dan Ammann revealed the firm was planning a full-scale assault on Europe, with “diesel as well as also right-hand-drive” products planned.
Cadillac currently has one dealer within the UK. Surrey-based Ian Allan Motors sells the ATS, CTS, SRX as well as also Escalade design ranges.
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