The XT5 is Cadillac’s best-selling model: it’s a relatively good vehicle in a segment that’s growing every month. And for the 2019 model year, the XT5 is getting a host of updates that should tide it over until the XT5 refresh lands for the 2020 model year.
On the outside, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 does away with three exterior colors while gaining four new ones:
- Red Passion Tintcoat
- Midnight Sky Metallic
- Deep Amethyst Metallic
- Manhattan Noir Metallic
- Shadow Metallic
- Red Horizon Tintcoat
- Dark Mocha Metallic
Refer to this page outlining the 2019 XT5 updates to see availability info for the new colors.
What’s more, the 20-inch Ultra Bright machined faced wheels with Midnight Silver accents now become available on the Luxury trim, while the 20-inch 12-spoke fully polished wheels become available on the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims.
Inside, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 deletes the Carbon Plum color with Jet Black accents as well as the LPO (accessory) level rear-seat DVD entertainment system. On the Platinum trim, the micro-suede material that is currently on the instrument mid-panel gets replaced with a material referred to as “Provence leather”.
The rest of the changes are associated with in-vehicle technology, and are as follows:
- Inclusion of Driver Awareness Package as standard on Luxury trim level
- Inclusion of Driver Assist Package as standard on Platinum trim level
- Removal of Wireless Phone Charging from XT5 (base) trim level
- Addition of second-generation Wireless Phone Charging, which includes higher power and larger charging surface area that’s compatible with iPhone and Android phones equipped for wireless charging on Luxury, Premium Luxury & Platinum trim levels
And that rounds out what’s new for the 2020 Cadillac XT5. The vehicle is due for a refresh for the 2020 model year, consisting of revised front and rear ends, and potential updates to the interior and technology.
About Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 is a midsize crossover that replaced the Cadillac SRX. Currently the only crossover in the Cadillac lineup, the vehicle will soon be flanked by a smaller Cadillac XT4 and a larger crossover believed to be the Cadillac XT6.
Currently in its first generation, the XT5 was introduced for the 2017 model year. The vehicle is based on the regular-length wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform shared with the second-generation GMC Acadia and upcoming, future Chevrolet Blazer. A longer-wheelbase variant of the same platform underpins the second-gen Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.
For the 2018 model year, the XT5 gets several new exterior colors, a new “base” trim level that offers all-wheel-drive, the Rear Seat Reminder technology, and various new accessories. The 2019 model year sees the introduction of various new colors, the introduction of second-generation wireless smartphone charging, and a re-arrangement of a few equipment on the model’s trim levels.
For North American markets, the Cadillac XT5 is built exclusively at the GM Spring Hill factory in Tennessee operated by GM USA. For the Chinese market, the vehicle is built at the Cadillac China Jinqiao factory operated by GM China.
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