The 2017 Cadillac XT5 was originally expected to be shown at a future US-based auto show, such as the 2015 LA Auto Show. But as it turns out, the midsize Cadillac SRX replacement will actually debut on the other side of the world, during the 2015 Dubai Motor Show happening between November 10-14. The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show happens the week after, and we do still expect the new XT5 to be there.
The teaser images released by Cadillac late last night certainly leave better impressions on us than the original spy photo that caught the XT5 fully exposed during a New York photo shoot. The crossover, based on the new Chi platform, will likely be front-wheel-drive-based, with an all-wheel-drive system available.
The Cadillac XT5 has been described as a “computer on wheels” by some, and is expected to include Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology, and could be available to customers as soon as early 2016.
What’s more, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 may even offer a performance-oriented Vsport model, as well as a hybrid variant. There’s even been rumors of the XT5 offering up two different wheelbases. As for the engines, we could see anything from a 2.0L turbo, the new 3.6L LGX V6, and perhaps even the 400 hp 3.0L LGW twin-turbo V6 that will debut in the Cadillac CT6. We have two months until we know for sure.