Cadillac needs crossovers, and it needed them yesterday. Fortunately, they’re coming, and we have the first few pieces of information on the Cadillac XT3 to share with you all.
The news comes from Autoline, which reported on the (2018?) Cadillac XT3 in its latest broadcast. According to the report, the small crossover, presumably compact in size and not sub-compact, will be built at the Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas. Currently, the Fairfax plant builds the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, and will finish up its skin with the 2016 Buick LaCrosse before the 2017 LaCrosse heads to the Detroit-Hamtramck facility.
The report also states the Cadillac XT3 will be front-wheel-drive-based, and built on a global variant of E2xx, named ETUL. The report continues to say that the ATS’ name will also be dropped, with sources stating “CT3” will grace the vehicle instead.
Don’t expect much official news from Cadillac over future product this year, however. The brand will now focus on launching the 2016 Cadillac CT6 and 2017 Cadillac XT5, while its future product portfolio sits in development until 2018.