Update: it seems that Cadillac has updated its press release to reflect the fact that a Head-Up Display is optional on the 2017 XT5, officially confirming the availability of the feature.
Since the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 was reveled two days ago in Dubai, we’ve been receiving questions left and right about the new midsize crossover. One of the most popular ones is whether or not the CUV will offer a head-up display (HUD). And the answer appears to be “yes”.
Though we have yet to confirm this officially with Cadillac, one of the official pictures of the new XT5 clearly shows a cut-out in the the driver-side dashboard that looks exactly like a HUD from other Cadillac models.
A HUD projects vehicle vitals such as travel speed, infotainment info, speed limit, revs, and more onto the windshield, allowing the driver to not look down at the areas where this information would otherwise be displayed — usually the gauge cluster or the center stack screen, thereby reducing driver distraction and fatigue. Notably, a HUD was not offered in the second-gen Cadillac SRX that the XT5 replaces.