We’re less than a day from finding out all the details about the 2017 Cadillac XT5. So we’ve collected all that we know (or think we know) thus far about the upcoming crossover. Mind you, most of what you will see below is speculative and has not been confirmed by GM nor Cadillac. Either way, without further ado, here’s what we expect from the Cadillac XT5:
- All-new midsize crossover with two rows of seating for five occupants to replace the SRX.
- Cadillac’s latest Art & Science design philosophies outside and in, featuring roughly the same exterior dimensions as the outgoing, second-generation Cadillac SRX while being more space efficient on the inside
- Powered by GM’s 2.0L Turbocharged I4 LTG engine making about 250 horsepower. The 3.6L V6 LGX will be the optional engine making roughly 300 horses. All engines will be mated to a new 8-speed transmission (transaxle) sending power the front wheels by default, and to all four wheels as an option. The AWD system is expected to be an advanced Haldex unit capable of distributing power front-back and left-right.
- Be joined by a more sporty XT5 V-Sport is a likely possibility for later model years. The more sporty variant will likely be powered by GM’s 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 LGW engine making 350 horses. A full-out XT5-V is not in the cards.
- Based on the short (regular) wheelbase of GM’s new, front-drive, transverse-engined C1XX platform shared with the next-generation GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, and Chevrolet Traverse. The new C1XX architecture is expected to deliver many improvements in ride & handling, NVH, and vehicle weight, enabling the XT5 to be lighter than the outgoing SRX by several hundred pounds.
- Featuring the latest technology that has some describing it as “a computer on wheels“, possibly including Super Cruise autonomous driving features
- Debuting on November 9th, 2015 at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show and making North American debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show later that month.
- Launching in Cadillac’s current global markets of North America, China, Middle East, Korea, Japan, and Europe in the second half of 2016.