The 2017 Cadillac XT5 should be arriving at dealerships in the United States shortly, but simultaneously, the brand’s latest crossover has launched in China.
Cadillac announced the XT5’s launch this past Tuesday, and provided pricing for the midsize luxury crossover. In China, the 2017 XT5 will be available starting at RMB 359,900, or $55,486 USD, and may be configured up to RMB 539,900, or $83,236 USD.
“The upscale Cadillac XT5 is targeted at individuals who embrace innovation,” said SAIC-GM President Wang Yongqing. “These are social leaders and professionals who envision new avenues of creativity that demonstrate their success and ambition. The overall design, comfort, performance and technology of the XT5 will meet their desire for a crossover that embodies modern American luxury.”
Cadillac can get away with these more premium prices in China, where the brand hardly suffers from an image issue. In fact, Cadillac is revered as a more youthful vehicle than the brand’s rivals.
The 2017 XT5 will arrive in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, denoting either a 28T or 25T trimming. Both trims are powered by the 2.0-liter LTG turbo four-cylinder, with power shifted through an eight-speed automatic.
The Cadillac XT5 is available across the People’s Republic now, alongside the recently launched 2016 Cadillac CT6.