According to spy photos and leaked information, looks like Cadillac is preparing a surprise to all their fans, especially to crossover lovers. Previous mid-size SRX SUV will probably be replaced with new 2016 Cadillac XT5. However, name might be changed, but visual appearance does not hide same platform of both crossovers, especially could be noticed on the front end, where we could say, Cadillac used some recognizable solutions.
2016 Cadillac XT5 design
The XT name stands for new crossover segment of Cadillac, while it takes some modern styling and refreshed features. Greatest innovations are daytime running lights and badge without the classic laurel wreath. On the spy shots, dual exhaust tips are seen, and these could be used for new 2016 Cadillac XT5. This crossover is going to take 5 passengers, and there are some rumors already telling that company is planning to extend this crossover and add one more row. We will see if 2016 XT5 will get that trim.
2016 Cadillac XT5 platform
This SUV is going to be built on new version of Theta concept by GM. This is commonly used for crossovers, but small and compact. With it, 2016 Cadillac XT5 will take position somewhere between to compete with vehicles from other companies. This platform brings 4-cylinder turbocharged drivetrain. Also, V6 is possibility, but chances are smaller for it to happen. It is certain that new 2016 XT5 is going to use new 9-speed automatic gearbox developed by company. Codename of its concept is C1XX, which implies to short-wheelbase architecture. Some rivals will use different technology, such as Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse, so we will see if this will be good decision by engineers to try to get something new on the market.
2016 Cadillac XT5 release date
Company planned to launch their new crossover somewhere during 2016, and from early information, it will be mid-year. According to official information, there are a lot of plans and improvements to be made, so timetable is not set yet. Also, pricing is still unknown, and experts are not sure what will new 2016 Cadillac XT5 bring, so any prediction is ungrateful.