Meet the all-new and first-ever Cadillac XT4. Introduced today at the Cadillac House in Manhattan ahead of the 2018 New York Auto Show, the 2019 XT4 finally brings Cadillac into the industry’s fastest-growing luxury segment with a vehicle that delivers expressive design, confident performance, spacious accommodations and new technologies.
“The first-ever 2019 Cadillac XT4 expands our successful SUV lineup to a segment where Cadillac has never been before,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “And it sets off a dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range, that will see a new Cadillac virtually once every six months through 2021.”
On the outside, the Cadillac XT4 features “simple and sculpted lines” that attract attention while “accentuating the XT4’s powerful proportions and aggressive presence”. Inside, the XT4 delivers a “distilled” Cadillac design aesthetic via thoughtful and artistic integration of technology and style. Cadillac says that the “the cabin is exceptionally refined, with expected segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness.”
All models are powered by an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo LSY engine making an SAE-certified at 237 horsepower (177 kW) and 258 pound-feet of torque (350 Nm). The engine features new efficiency-enhancing technologies including Active Fuel Management (aka cylinder deactivation) paired to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission with second-generation Electronic Precision Shift. The chassis offers an available twin-clutch, decoupling all-wheel-drive system, along with an available Active Sport Suspension featuring Continuous Damping Control and new electro-hydraulic braking assist.
The interior features an all-new rotary controller for the Cadillac User Experience infotainment system, which has an 8-inch diagonal Cadillac user experience interface screen with 768p HD resolution.
The new XT4 also debuts Cadillac’s new global “Y” trim strategy. All models start with the new “base” Luxury trim level. Form there, customers can pick either Premium Luxury or Sport models. Both have specific content and styling cues that tailor the trims to different customer tastes and preferences.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790 including destination charge, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. The vehicle goes on sale in fall 2018, and customers will be able to preorder their XT4s from participating U.S. Cadillac dealers nationwide starting at the end of March 2018.