However, Cadillac is toying with the idea of introducing the 2.0-liter LTG turbo-four later in the crossover’s lifecycle. Currently, China is the only market where the four-cylinder will be offered.
“I actually think we would do well to consider that for the U.S.,” Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News.
The 2017 XT5’s main rivals all offer up turbocharged powerplants for consumers to choose from, possibly alienating a few consumers who aren’t looking for V6 power. The 2.0-liter turbo would provide an estimated 258 hp, down from the 310 hp offered with the V6 engine.
It’s unclear on when Cadillac would make the decision to offer the turbo-four, or how pricing would be affected by the option. Would Cadillac make the engine an additional option? Or, could the 2017 XT5 be had at an even lower MSRP from the V6-powered crossover? We should know more in the coming months.