General Motors’ premium Cadillac brand has announced new details on the compact Cadillac XT4 luxury crossover ahead of the vehicle’s Chinese-market launch next week, revealing that the new model will get 24 gigabytes of “free long-life data traffic” per year. That will allow buyers to use every one of the crossover’s built-in connected features free of charge, save for the onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Chinese-market Cadillac XT4 will boast a next-generation CUE infotainment system, with an all-new app that delivers cloud-based music, radio, weather, traffic info, stocks, dealer reservations, car owners’ clubs, and more, right to the embedded eight-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife access is included, and the infotainment system can connect to two mobile phones via Bluetooth at the same time.
The ability to keep two phones connected simultaneously, switching between them at will for different media and fielding phonecalls in the car from each, is a feature that’s been confirmed for the US-market version of the Cadillac XT4, as well, but it’s unknown at this point whether American buyers will also get a free yearly data allotment. As it stands, in other US-market GM models, buyers must spend upwards of $10 per month for data through AT&T – although it’s worth noting that Chinese buyers, too, will have to purchase a data plan if they want to use the onboard Wi-Fi.
The Cadillac XT4’s US-market launch is slated for this fall, some weeks after the new compact crossover goes on sale in China this month. Stay tuned for more news about the XT4 and other Cadillac models.