Although Cadillac stated in its marketing stunt video for the 2017 XT5, where it flew the crossover over Manhattan, the XT5 was “never seen before,” that’s a load of folly.
Months back, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 was spotted sitting completely uncovered in New York City, most likely for promotional photos. Still, two amateur photos can’t make for a final judgement. Cadillac officially dropped a few officially shots of the 2017 XT5 yesterday evening, so it’s time to ask you: what are your first impressions of the crossover?
To explain how important the 2017 XT5 will be for Cadillac, let us remind you the current SRX rings in as one of the brand’s best sellers alongside the Escalade. While the crossover and SUV segment sees fresh buyers every day, the SRX has gone stale.
We don’t have specifics on features, powertrains or anything of the like, but we can say the 2017 XT5 does look much, much better in official photos than in the original photos that surfaced of the crossover. And that’s important, because Cadillac will continue to amp up its emphasis on design with incoming product.
Speaking of incoming product, this will be the last totally-new Cadillac you’ll see in a few years, since Cadillac stated it will take a product hiatus to really begin developing its new crossovers, and engineer indirect replacements for the 2015 ATS and 2015 CTS.
So, how are you feeling about the Cadillac XT5? Vote below, and, as always, talk to us in the comments.