Cadillac is on a mission to recoup some of its luxury and technology credentials. The brand’s latest adventure into the future will be a much-needed replacement for the Cadillac SRX, assumed to be called the Cadillac XT5.
The Daily Herald out of Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will be produced, had a chance to speak with local UAW chairman Mike Herron, and he’s been very impressed by what he’s seen so far.
“It is a computer on wheels,” Herron said. “It has an electronics package that is hard to fathom. We have gone through a lot of training, and all I can say is it’s an amazing vehicle.” Obviously, Herron wasn’t able to reveal much, but his tone suggests there are some components we have yet to see from Cadillac. One quick guess could be Cadillac’s SuperCruise semi-autonomous driving technology, which has been rumored to appear on the 2016 XT5.
“It has a lot of safety options and electronics that we have not seen in a vehicle before. It’s really, truly a computer on wheels. It requires different skill sets to build the vehicle. Luckily, we have an astute, world-class workforce that can build the vehicle here in Spring Hill,” Herron added.
We’ve speculated before but, we’re nearly positive the 2016 Cadillac XT5 will make a formal debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, as Cadillac has already confirmed an early 2016 release date for the new crossover.