The latest episode of Autoline focused on the 2018 Buick Enclave, but General Motors’ chief crossover engineer, Rick Spina, also faced questions surrounding future products.
A handful of times, viewers wrote in to ask what’s in the pipeline on the crossover side of things, and while Spina did his best to dodge new-product inquiries, the panel ultimately persuaded Spina to once again confirm the Cadillac XT4 is coming very soon. In fact, he even seemed in fair agreement that a Cadillac XT3 is on the table, too, without confirming or denying the vehicle. We recently argued Cadillac absolutely needs a sub-compact crossover as the segment continues to grow at a quickening pace.
He added the XT4 is coming and it will be “an exciting product.” We’d add it’s a much-needed product within Cadillac’s portfolio, which rests on just a single crossover, the 2018 XT5, and the Escalade as its main draws.
The XT4 will debut some time this year, likely as a 2019 model, as Cadillac gears up to launch a new vehicle every six months in the coming two years. The XT4 will bear heavy weight; it will be the first all-new Cadillac under President Johan de Nysschen’s watch. Skip to 29:00 to hear the XT4 discussion in the video above.