The crossover has become a staple of any brand. Some brands have filled their lineups and stretched the idea of how big, and how small, a crossover can be. Cadillac hasn’t done that, for now at least.
Plenty of new crossover product are in the works over at Cadillac, but the upcoming XT5, the replacement for the SRX, will be the first CUV to usher in the brand’s future plans. Now, Truck Trend has revealed possible new details surrounding the Cadillac XT5.
According to the report, a 2.0-liter direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder will be the starting point for each Cadillac XT5 as far as engines go. It’s a safe bet we’ll see the latest LGX 3.6-liter V6 offered, and the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 could sit as the range topping option. A nine-speed automatic will be standard. If Cadillac is true to its word on building a slew of plug-in vehicles, there’s a chance we may see an electrified option for the XT5, too.
The last juicy bit from the report is the possible inclusion of SuperCruise, Cadillac’s upcoming autonomous driving function. SuperCruise is a semi-autonomous system and takes hold of emergency braking, lane watching and adaptive cruise control. Ideally, it should be a hands-free highway driving system, and Delphi has already been confirmed to be producing the technology.
Like the report, we expect the Cadillac XT5 to show face at the 2015 Los Angels Auto Show, after Cadillac confirmed an “early 2016 availability” for the new crossover.