Cadillac is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the introduction of the XT4 compact crossover to the region. The luxury automaker unveiled the Cadillac XT4 at Sole DBX, a footwear, music, art, and lifestyle festival in the Dubai Design District in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Cadillac XT4 will go on sale in the region early this year.
“Sole DXB has become an important event in our calendar and it seemed only fitting to bring the all-new XT4 to the event and reveal it for the first time in the region,” said Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East. “The XT4 is our first-ever compact SUV designed to stand out to millennial consumers and features a wide range of cutting-edge technology and connectivity features that customers and millennials in the region demand.”
The Middle East’s Cadillac XT4 will sport the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine making the same 237 horsepower as its North American counterpart. It pairs with GM’s nine-speed automatic gearbox, which features Electronic Precision Shift. The engine comes with Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 in the Middle East will come with several exterior color choices: Autumn Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Twilight Blue Metallic, Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Stellar Black Metallic, and Radiant Silver Metallic.
The XT4’s debut also ushers in Cadillac’s new global “Y” trim strategy. This allows customers to understand Cadillac’s trim offerings through a predictable hierarchy. The trim offerings for Cadillac branch into two tiers branches—luxury and sport. The base trim is Luxury. Customers can upgrade to the Premium Luxury or Platinum trims or the Sport and V-Series. Cadillac will use its “Y” trim strategy in the Middle East for the XT4, allowing customers to get an XT4 Sport that includes a gloss black mesh grille, gloss black window moldings, and specific Sport alloy wheel choices.
Cadillac hasn’t released any regional pricing information for XT4.