2016 Cadillac XT5 Spotted Completely Uncovered44
Eagle eyes, readers. One must have eagle eyes. Opposite Lock does, because they happened to snap a few photos of the 2016 Cadillac XT5 out in the open, absolutely uncovered for anyone to see.
It seems Cadillac was shooting promotional photos for their “Dare Greatly” campaign of the 2016 XT5 in SoHo. A bit careless if we may say, but it could only mean Cadillac is nearing a reveal, possibly at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, as the crossover was announced for an early 2016 release.
The 2016 XT5 rides on General Motors C1XX platform, replacing Theta premium and Lambda respectfully. Rumors are still floating around that we may see two different wheelbases for the 2016 XT5. If we do, this is most likely the larger of the two.
The styling is a great improvement from the perplexed SRX, but falls in line with what we see on the 2016 Cadillac CT6. The headlights look like they could have been plucked from the car themselves. Overall, it seems to be an expected interpretation of Cadillac’s latest styling direction, with sleek, elegant lines throughout.
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Rather disappointed. Side view is almost identical to current SRX. Above beltline is almost identical.
Looking real quickly at the front, looks somewhat like a Traverse. I think I will pass.
Sad. A Terrain looks better. I also see a Malibu-like C pillar blended with a Chrysler 300 styled grill.
This better be a fake. So disappointed!
I think it’s a bit odd n ugly looking. Reminds me more of gmc Arcadia than srx. It looks crunched up.. I don’t like it honestly. Hope it sells thou
Your comment fails for the fact you called it the Arcadia. Acadia is correct.
Your parents fail for the fact that they named you Jon and not John
not beautiful but good!
need to see the inside.
I was expecting so much more, looks more like a refresh.
I agree and I’m a bit disappointed…I’ve been waiting for this car to replace my 2012 SRX. I guess I’ll have to wait to see it in the flesh/ metal
I like it. Elegant looking like a luxury vehicle should. Will have to see the inside though to pass final judgement.
Surprised that Cadillac had it sitting out completely undesguised so far from launch.
This looks a little faked. It looks like they chopped together an SRX, an ELR, a Traverse, and maybe even an Acadia. If this is legit it’s hideous and probably won’t sell too Mich but I hope it does bc Cadillac needs it.
It’s nice looking.
I’m honestly inclined to believe this looks like some sort of photo shop edit of the current model….. :/ It sorta doesn’t appear to be genuine, despite the nice integration of the CT6 design cues; that side profile screams Buick Enclave.
If this is the real deal, I’m not impressed…. I’d still like to see the powertrain options, and most importantly, the interior design.
it looks fantastic. i like how the art/science design language is evolving. definitely reminds me of the ct6 in a very good way.
Funny how they are going to black grilles on some of the models but stuck with a ho-hum grille here.
Looks evolutionary, not revolutionary which may not be a totally bad thing.
I think they should just debut it this year now instead of next year since we all have seen it. Like why the wait when someone already took a pic already. But all that aside, it looks pretty good to me. I just think they need to address the backseat legroom for sure though.
I like it a lot. I feel the front end of the current SRX has to many angles. This is simple and more refined. It’s light years better than the new RX350.
The front has a bit of chevy trax in it, maybe when a license plate goes on it would make the front end look less “blank canvas”
I would love to know why Cadillac is not advertising more. I see NO commercials on TV. I mean we all know that this is Cadillacs best lineup in decades and yet I see NO advertising or marketing anywhere. The CTS and ATS are in miserable shape in terms of sales, why not get people to the dealers to check them out. There are no shortage of Lexus, MB, BMW commercials but Cadillac is no where to be found.
Feeling very underwhelmed. Front is meh, the grills seems busy, and looks a bit like a Traverse at first glance. The rear is soft, kind of like someone left the current model out in the sun too long and it melted. Other than that, very evolutionary. I just hope it sells well for Caddy.
I think De Nysschen intends to continue with the system how Audi; It makes a continuity but better than previous design.
I wish this XT-5 has an interior height of luxury and good driving position, better platform chassis better materials……..i like this way
I like it. Fits in their design language well. I wonder if it is some type of Euro model due to the fact the side markers being in the fenders in stead of the mirrors? GM doesn’t really do that in the states except for some early models of the Regal, Malibu etc…
It’s looks like a side marker but it’s actually a cadillac emblem like they put on the CT6, it’s just a silver crest.
To understand this model you must use the time line to get what we have.
First this car was in development 6 plus years ago. It was designed and build as a part of the first revamp of Cadillac. Improved but limited to how far GM was willing to go.
This vehicle was delayed for some changes that will improve refinement of it and the new platform.
Since last August Cadillac’s mission has changed and no longer what this vehicle was originally targeted for. It was done to improve and build off the very successful SRX. It will do well but it is not fully what the present management has in mind for the division. I expect in future this vehicle will see some major changes along the way.
The bottom line assessment. The last model sold very well and this one will too. It is not 100% of the new Cadillac’s mission but it will do no harm.
It like the CTS and ATS will see major changes moving forward that will take some of the best cars they have build in decades and make them not just as good but better than the others.
Note too this is not the only CUV/SUV coming too.
I don’t mind the styling. It aligns very well with the current design language, therefore there’s not much like it on the road.
For me, the underwhelming starts when I look at the dash to axle ratio, confirming that this Cadillac will share its underpinnings, therefore driving dynamics with lesser, mainstream front wheel drive crossovers from GM.
If the C1XX platform doesn’t allow for a real full-time, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that’s as competitive as Audi Quattro or Acura SH-AWD, then Cadillac, DON’T YOU DARE target this at the X5 or GLE. You WILL lose the comparison tests.
As I’ve been saying on previous threads, this belongs in Buick’s lineup, not Cadillac’s.
Again, I think it’s handsome, but like the ELR, those looks are wasted on an inferior platform.
The only problem I have with the car is the grill. It too busy, too many horizontal slits. I’m hoping they offer this car with the 3.6TT of the 3.0TT. The N/A 3.6 is good, but more power would be welcome.