For buyers eagerly awaiting the 2019 Cadillac XT4, reservations for the compact crossover are now open.
Cadillac has begun advertising XT4 reservations in online ads and social media, while also updating the vehicle’s landing page on its website to include a “Reserve Yours” link. Following the link shows a basic configurator of the vehicle, allowing the user to select the trim level, exterior color, and drive type. Continuing to the next page asks the user to select their preferred Cadillac dealer and to enter their contact information.
Notably, the reservation process doesn’t actually reserve a vehicle, but instead collects information that is then passed on to the dealership, which in turn will contact the customer to finalize the details of the pre-order reservation. The process is sort of a pre-order, as it facilitates a connection between a dealer and a customer interested in the XT4. With this connection made, the dealer will reach out to the customer and order the XT4 to the customer’s preferences once GM opens orders for the XT4 at the GM Kansas City plant. The compact crossover is set to reach dealerships and go on sale this fall.
The XT4 introduce the brand’s new “Y” trim strategy: base models start well-equipped with the “Luxury” trim level, and those looking to upgrade can do so by selecting either the “Luxury” or “Sport” trim. Both models add their own unique touches, such as blacked-out elements and clear LED taillights on the Sport model over chrome elements and solid red taillights on Premium Luxury models.
No matter which trim, all XT4 models will feature an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo LSY engine making 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque mated to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission. The crossover also re-introduces a rather successful strategy for Cadillac: outsize and underprice the competition. The XT4 is sized similarly to a BMW X3, for example, but its price point falls closer to an X2 or X1.
The XT4 will start at $35,790 including destination charge, though it’s unclear just how pricey and well-equipped the brand’s latest model can get.