Cadillac spent much of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show showing off the Escala concept vehicle, as the brand has reiterated the show car is what consumers should absolutely expect from future vehicles, but it shared some big news on the future product front, too.
Cadillac officially announced the XT4 crossover will be launching in the United States next year. The words come straight from Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, who reminded the world at large of the brand’s upcoming product offensive.
“Starting with the launch of XT4, a new Cadillac will be brought to market every six months, a total of five car lines in the space of two years,” de Nysschen said.
Additionally, the Cadillac XT4 will arrive with what de Nysschen describes as a “new series of efficient and powerful engines.” As for what those powertrains may be, we don’t know, but judging by spy shots, we can’t imagine any mammoth power sources plopping under the hood of the XT4 crossover. Instead, it’s more likely we may see a new four-cylinder engine, or maybe even a glimpse of a Cadillac diesel that we’ve been promised for so long.
The Cadillac XT4 is the official name for what we’ve been referring to as the Cadillac XT3, meaning the luxury brand will save the XT3 name for something even smaller than what the XT4 will measure in at. And with a 2018 launch window, we’d expect the XT4 to be revealed quite early on in 2018 to ensure it goes on sale by the first half of the year.
Cadillac’s calm before the storm is nearly over; the de Nysschen era is nearly upon us.