Cadillac hasn’t confirmed an XT4 V-Sport, but the model is all but certain. Now, we have our first look at what the brand may have in store for a Cadillac XT4 V-Sport.
The luxury division posted a computer-generated rendering of an XT4 model on the Cadillac website. However, this design model features a V-Sport badge on the rear bumper. The photo sits directly on a landing page that discusses the XT4’s design process under an “Exterior and Performance” section.
The photo only shows the crossover’s rear off, and it boasts a much wider rear end with flared hips and massive dual exhaust outlets. We’d guess the overall profile of the upcoming Cadillac XT4 V-Sport won’t deviate dramatically from the standard car, however. The more muscular look and massive wheel arches seem to appear in many other XT4 design sketches on the website. But, this is the only photo that explicitly shows a V-Sport badge.
We expect an XT4 V-Sport to materialize rather soon as the first standard cars have begun reaching dealerships. Just don’t expect a V6 engine when the sporty crossover debuts. GM Authority learned the XT4 V-Sport won’t house a six-cylinder engine, despite the fact its E2UL platform supports the mechanicals.
Instead, two other options appear likely. An electrified version of the current 2.0-liter LSY turbocharged four-cylinder engine could augment power accordingly, or GM’s new 2.7-liter L3B turbocharged four-cylinder engine may report for duty. For some comparison, the upcoming Audi SQ3 will likely dish out 300 horsepower. A hotter RS Q3 could arrive with 400 hp, too. The 2.7-liter turbo-four engine is currently rated at 310 hp for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, which would position the XT4 V-Sport directly in rivals’ paths.
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