The 2017 Cadillac XT5 was a talking point during a recent episode of Autoline After Hours. And who better to chat with the midsize luxury crossover than chief engineer of the vehicle, Paul Spadafora.
Spadafora discusses the main points engineers looked at when they were tasked with creating an all-new midsize crossover for the brand, replacing the hot-selling SRX. Foremost, keeping weight down and creating Cadillac’s signature design was key. Cadillac is also the first to utilize the C1XX platform for crossovers, meaning there was quite a bit of freewill.
Basically, every area was considered to create, what Spadafora says, is a “no excuses” vehicle. From fuel efficiency, to safety, to refinement, the XT5 improves upon what consumers loved with the SRX.
Check out the entire episode up above.