We already know plenty about Cadillac’s upcoming third-generation SRX. For instance, it will be called Cadillac XT5, it will be built in Sprig Hill, Tennessee, and it will ride on GM’s new front-wheel drive C1XX platform. But a set of new spy shots surfaced on Autoblog this morning, we haven’t seen the new crossover.
The photos show a crossover that’s similar in size to the current SRX, and AB’s photographers say that it was sporting a grille similar to the one on the 2015 ATS Coupe. The weird boxy element hanging from the top of the liftgate is an attempt to conceal a rearward-sloping roofline, much like the one on the current model.
The C1XX front-wheel drive architecture, meawhile, will be available in two different sizes. The regular-wheelbase C1XX platform will underpin the XT5 as well as the next-gen GMC Acadia, while the longer version will be employed in the second-generation Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse.
Under the hood should be a selection of turbocharged four-cylinder engines as well as the naturally-aspired 3.6L V6 LFX. The motors could be mated to an upcoming nine-speed FWD automatic transmission, which GM is co-developing with Ford, while sending power to either the front or all four wheels, depending on the configuration.
The prototype pictured here is very well-camouflaged, so it’s not giving away too many secrets, but we expect future prototypes to ditch more camouflage. Check out all the photos here and let us know what you think in the comments.