Sales of the Cadillac XT5 decreased 25 percent in the third quarter of 2018, and deliveries are down 5 percent in the first nine months of the year. Though GM insists that the lower sales volume across its entire portfolio is a result of a strategy that aims to decrease profit-sapping incentives in order to boost profit, the decrease in XT5 sales in a market that’s red hot for crossovers is rather worrisome. So in what might be an effort to reverse the downward trend, Cadillac has introduced several attractive XT5 discounts for the month of October 2018.
Cadillac XT5 Incentives
Nationwide incentives on the 2018 Cadillac XT5 for October 2018 vary by trim level, as follows:
- For current GM lessees:
- $1,500 towards the lease or $2,500 towards the purchase of any new XT5
- For current owners and lessees of 1999 model year or newer non-GM vehicles:
- $2,000 total cash allowance on XT5 Standard
- $2,000 total cash allowance plus 2.9% APR financing on XT5 Standard for 60 months when financing with GM Financial
- $3,500 total cash allowance on XT5 Luxury
- $3,500 total cash allowance plus 2.9% APR financing on XT5 Luxury for 60 months when financing with GM Financial
- $4,000 total cash allowance on XT5 Premium Luxury and Platinum
- $4,000 total cash allowance plus 2.9% APR financing on XT5 Premium Luxury and Platinum for 60 months when financing with GM Financial
The incentives show that Cadillac is clearly focused on conquesting owners of non-Cadillac (and non-GM) vehicles. In fact, most of the aforementioned incentives for non-GM owners and lessees is made possible by a $2,000 conquest purchase allowance, which is included in those figures.
For reference, the 2018 Cadillac XT5 trim levels and their corresponding MSRPs are as follows:
- Standard – $41,590
- Luxury – $47,590
- Premium Luxury – $54,090
- Platinum – $64,390
- Must take delivery by October 31, 2018.
- Some may not qualify for the offer(s).
- Incentives are not available with special finance, lease, and some other offers.
- Incentive for the United States of America, unless otherwise specified.
- See dealer for details.
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About Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 is a premium luxury crossover that replaced the Cadillac SRX in the Cadillac range. The XT5 slots between the compact Cadillac XT4 and upcoming three-row Cadillac XT6 in the Cadillac lineup.
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 2019 model year, the XT5 deletes four existing exterior colors to make room for four new ones, while making a couple package-level changes: the Driver Awareness Package becomes standard on the Luxury model while the Driver Assist Package becomes standard on the Platinum model. Two sets of 20-inch wheels become available. In addition, the 2019 XT5 receives a new, second-generation wireless smartphone charging system that is higher power is now compatible with Apple iPhones. Finally, Provence leather replaces micro-suede on the mid-panel of the instrument panel.
The 2020 model year will deliver a mid cycle update that includes revised trim level structure (adopting the Cadillac Y trim level strategy), slight revisions to the exterior design, a few small updates to the interior, and the introduction of a 9-speed automatic transmission in place of the 8-speed unit on the 2017-2019 models.
The XT5 is produced across the following GM plants globally:
- GM Spring Hill factory in Tennessee operated by GM USA supplying North America, Middle East, Europe, and Russia
- Cadillac China Jinqiao factory operated by Shanghai-GM supplying China