Cadillac previously announced it would initiate a new product hiatus following the debut of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, reaffirmed this statement to Automotive News during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
de Nysschen commented the next crossover will likely arrive in two years, marking 2018 for a debut date. The upcoming crossover will slot below the 2017 XT5, and could very likely wear the ‘XT4‘ name. The compact crossover has become a priority for the brand as the segment explodes in the United States with vehicles like the BMW X3. Sales tallied 217,663 vehicles, up 49 percent from this time last year.
The Cadillac boss also noted the 2017 XT5 was indeed the first of four new crossovers coming, likely due by 2020. The 2017 XT5 fills the midsize gap, replacing the SRX, a larger crossover to bridge the gap between XT5 and Escalade is likely and a subcompact crossover will likely bow to take on the likes of Audi Q3.
In the meantime, Cadillac will continue to find ways to push the Escalade’s transaction prices up, possibly past $100,000.