Cadillac XT6 Interior Will Be Identical To That Of XT572
The upcoming Cadillac XT6 crossover SUV will have an identical cockpit as the Cadillac XT5.
Sources familiar with the future Cadillac product plans have confirmed to our sister site, Cadillac Society, that the Cadillac XT6 interior will be the same as that of the XT5, with the same general “winged” dashboard design, center stack and center console. The setup starts off with two horizontally-stretched air vents atop an 8-inch infotainment screen, followed by a row of HVAC controls and an open storage space.
However, there will be two specific changes to the cabin of the XT6 when compared to the XT5.
First, the “midsize plus” XT6 will get two rotary controls for the CUE infotainment system, a change that the 2020 XT5 will also get for its 2020 model year refresh. Second, the XT6 will have more interior room that allow it to accommodate three rows of seating. Outside of those two changes, the Cadillac XT6 interior will have the same design, layout and overall configuration as that of the Cadillac XT5.
It would appear that Cadillac is using as many XT5 bits and pieces on the upcoming XT6 as it can in order to bring the latter to market quickly, all in an effort to fill a huge gap in its crossover lineup as soon as possible.
The move enables a significantly quicker time to market with minimal financial and time investment on two fronts:
- Vehicle development – by decreasing design and engineering effort, time and associated costs, plus
- Parts sourcing – by eliminating the need to procure a totally different set of parts from a supplier
Additionally, reusing the XT5’s interior design on the XT6 is not that surprising given that the latter will essentially be a longer version of the former. The added length enables three rows of seating in the XT6, as both crossovers ride on the GM C1 platform. But though the move might make sense from a financial (cost-cutting) standpoint, consumers might think otherwise.
For starters, reusing the interior of one model on another could be considered lazy and uninspired. The word “parts bin creation” comes to mind, a practice commonly utilized by the Old GM that involved utilizing a significant amount of common (same) parts across a wide variety of vehicles, sometimes in very inappropriate levels. For instance, the C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, an ultra-high-performance sports car priced at over $110,000, shared its steering wheel with a Chevy Cobalt, an economy car that had a $15,000 starting price. Parts sharing clearly has the benefit of reducing costs, and in the case of the XT5 and XT6, it is made possible by the close mechanical relationship between both vehicles.
Development of the Cadillac XT5 commenced nearly a decade ago, and the vehicle is about to enter its fourth year on the market. And therein lies the problem: Cadillac already has a better interior design, layout, and configuration – the one used in the new, 2019 XT4. A similar, all-new design will also be introduced on the 2020 Cadillac CT5. Not only do the controls and overall look and feel of the XT4 cabin look better, but they are also significantly more ergonomic and more user-friendly.
On the opposite side of that argument is the fact that Cadillac XT5 sales are strong, meaning that consumers don’t seem to have much of an issue with its outdated cabin. The same logic could come to apply to the upcoming Cadillac XT6 interior just as well if it launches and begins flying off dealer lots. After all, them crossovers are hotter than Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality.
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Is this a joke?
No, not a joke. I can’t make this stuff up 🙁
Alex, how do we know that the last interior spy pic of the CT5 actually belongs to CT5?
Maybe it belongs to the CT4?
We know that it’s the CT5 based on the distinction we made between the 5 and 4 in August:
Can we now agree that Johan had no chance by GM to bring Cadillac back? While I am not questioning your sources as you will probably be correct, but man do I pray you get this one wrong. XT6 will be eaten alive in the market. Talk about DOA Unbelievable.
Yeah, this (and probably many other reasons, like fighting not to discontinue the CT6) are probably why Johan was shown the door. At this point, there is substantial reason to question every move taken by GM’s C-level leadership team.
I think when all is said and done, we’re going to realized that Johan was, unfortunately, the one GM executive who knew what he was doing.
Agreed. I am so disheartened by Cadillac. I was pulling for them.
I am the Demographic they need. Looks like the 4 Series Gran Coupe it is for me.
Unless I can budget a slightly used Tesla Model S
Cadillac can’t be a true luxury division they don’t have the support for nice interiors and fancy tech , all the brand is good for is holding back Buick to have mediocre interiors, where’s my Buick Avista and true avenir haha ct6 so no chance now
In other words, the CT6 is just a three-row CT5. Nothing like cutting costs where it really matters!
Yeah, and a Suburban is essentially a longer Tahoe — on the GMC side its Yukon and Yukon XL. Maybe not a bad strategy for maximizing your capital investment dollars.
Dear GM shareholders,
Fire Mary Barra ASAP!
I have always been a fan of Chevrolet and Cadillac, but under her leadership I have seen Silverado drop to #3, Camaro #3, SS or vehicles like it erased, now Impala gone, CT6 gone, Europe gone, stock price stagnate, quality down, interior materials back to tupperware plastics, customers fleeing to higher quality competitors, and GM’s soul sold to China.
What more do you need?
A concerned GM consumer
Well, thanks for the update, GM Authority! You just convinced me to visit my local Lincoln dealership!
The XT5 dash and interior layout is just plain boring, even if it does feature decent material usage! And from some sources, the quality is still sub-par compared to the competition! Man! Please tell me this is all just a rumour!
Cashing in on mediocrity seems to be GM’s strategy as of now, and I for one will feel sorry for the undiscerning “victim” who’ll be swindled out of $45-80K to get behind the wheel of this utter disappointment!
It is looks like Old GM reincarnation. Mary ruins everything she step on. Her mantra is: Low cost for company with high price for costumer. Zero invention and zero high quality. Even a Hyundai/Kia makes better cars. Caddy you are doomed. GM is on the road to hell. Rivian and Tesla are better American choice for car future.
The first thing that Sergio Marchionne did when taking over the remnants of Chrysler was budget $200 a car for better interiors across the board. What was once laughingstock became world class. FCA’s interiors are among the best if not the best in the industry. GM is taking a page from the Daimler-Chrysler era. Cut back on materials, cheapen everything, and pocket the savings. This looks good on paper until you realize that buyer may take their money to the Ford, or Hyundai, or FCA dealer if they perceive they are getting better value.
What a joke you’ve become Cadillac! 🙁
For those in the crossover market, look no further than the Aviator, period.
That’s one fine machine and I don’t even like crossovers..
You haven’t even seen the XT6.
We essentially have though! Add 9 inches to the XT5, and replace the leather on the front of the dash with carbon fibre and there it is!
U don’t even know what I feel now. Cadicrap indeed
I saw it. GMA is correct. Totally Xt5 inside. +-
Saw the Escalade too. Now that car is awesome, totally Escala inside. Even better.
Dont know why they have put an Escala sTyle interior only in the Escalade.
Probably the cars that will come after the Lade will get smth so cool as well.
Well, reading what others have said about the next Slade and reading from other sources about its huge potential, I have no reason to doubt you. Opinions and preference differ from person to person but do you think the interior looks better or should I say far out-classes the current Navigator? The more I read and hear about the next Slade, I can’t seem to wait any longer.
Aviator/Navigator are very nice compared to the current Cadillac interiors, and probably its gonna be a close fight between the XT6/Aviator, but
but the next gen Escalade will simply outclass them all. It is a different level.
There is nothing is revolutionary inside the Lincolns. They are just well executed and thats it.
Escalade’sOLED screen is so long that it almost goes to the passenger’s side. And the screen does not look like an Ipad like in the Mercedes models. It is beautifully integrated into the dash. The centre console is also very beautiful. I mean this is a world class interior we are dreaming about now.
Jeremy, If the XT6 interior is like the XT5, not sure how that comes close to the Aviator. Also XT6 is a front drive platform, so looks like Lincoln is challenging the big boys on their court, while Caddy is going gussied up Traverse…..SMH. May work, but they won’t be winning ant X5 and GLE comparos.
Yeah, I thought Xt6’s interior was ok, but I was not blown away. It is not as flashy as Lincoln’s.
Jeremy, since you seem to legitimately have some insight on the future Escalade, do you happen to know anything regarding the powertrains? I read an article, I believe from Jalopnik, about several weeks back claiming to expect nothing but a carryover of the current 6.2L LT1. A dealer conference attendee made the claim….I hope what you’re sharing about the interior is true! And it would make sense if Cadillac were to debut a truly revolutionary interior design on their most profitable vehicle!
I was told it would get a V8tt too.
Only 6.2 does not make sense.
Yes. Escalade will be the first car that will get a truly revolutionary interior. First,but not last I guess.
J – here’s the answer:
By the time all is said and done, the next-gen Escalade will offer three powertrain choices, one of which will be pure EV.
I hope all this turns out to be true! Because it seems as though the upcoming Escalade is pretty much all we have to look forward from Cadillac!
Would you all happen to have any insight on the powertrains for the upcoming CT4/5 sedans? I’ve lost quite a bit of interest in them after seeing the interior spy shots you posted. I mean, the XT4 has a rather pleasant interior design and layout which works well for that application. I suppose I was expecting something more for the sedans, since these’ll likely be marketed as the more premium products, given their focus on driving dynamics with the updated Alpha chassis.
Plus, with GM likely eliminating all their sedans soon, how long could these possibly be on the market?
BMW, Audi, Jaguar, here I come in March when my Cadillac lease is up!
because they have exciting interior designs??? Get out of here. That’s like saying U’re never drinking Corona again because Corona Light takes better
That analogy only made sense in your head.
Or anyone else with an ounce of intelligence.. or experience first hand with the aforementioned brands interiors along with that of Cadillac’s. Saying that BMW, Audi, or Benz interiors often departs from a similar theme is ridiculous. Furthermore one could, if not possessing first hand knowledge.. easily Google GLS vs GLE interiors.. which is essentially what is going on here.. and see that the GLE and GLS actually have almost IDENTICAL dashes. A MOSHPOSH of weirdness.. frumpy looking screens and intruding vents. A head unit that looks like it is an early 2000s attempt of adding a DVD screen to the front seat headrest with a strap
You continue to miss the point, which undermines any feeble statements you are attempting to make about intelligence. No worries, though – I’ll set you straight.
What you are missing is that the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup uses the same interior design, layout, and configuration themes. Despite what you may think of them, these elements in Mercedes cabins are actually very good – whether you look at them subjectively or objectively:
– Their design (a subjective measure) is very appealing (Mercedes interiors continue to be rated highest in nearly all luxury vehicle clinics, followed by Audi and then by BMW) , and
– Their functionality and ergonomics (objective measures) are consistently used as benchmarks in benchmarking. Even GM extensively benchmarked the ML-Class – now called GLE-Class – when developing the XT5.
Back to the matter at hand: the newest Mercedes-Benz model is the A-Class – a C-segment vehicle that will serve as the brand’s entry-level model in most global markets, including the United States. It proudly wears the same general cockpit as the range-topping S-Class, while updating the layout and all associated technologies for the 2020 model year launch. So the newest Mercedes-Benz product has the newest and freshest interior.
Now let’s compare that to Cadillac: the newest Cadillac product – the XT6 – will not have the newest or freshest interior, despite one being available (on the XT4 and upcoming CT4 and CT5). Instead, the XT6 will use the interior of a model developed nearly a decade ago… one that has been on sale for almost four years now.
Are you starting to get the picture? Do you see the problem? Is your alleged “intelligence” starting to kick in? One can only hope.
I stopped reading when U said the “the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup uses the same interior design, layout, and configuration”
They don’t. Go to Benzes Website for GODSAKE and simply look. Just look at the GLA to GLC to GLE to GLS.. The dash layout is the same on the GLE and GLS basically. The dashes on the GLA and GLC are not only different from the larger two vehicles, but different from each other.
POINT IS that the XT4 should not have a similar dash as the XT5 or XT6, if we are following the Benz model that U hold so dear. If Cadillac decides to do an “XT2 or 3” then it should be similar to the XT4’s
I don’t need to go to a website. I have extensive first-hand experience with the vehicles in question, having owned Audi, Mercedes, BMW and Lexus models. As a matter of fact, I have an SL63 in my garage this very minute (and it will soon be joined by an E to replace my ATS). So maybe you shouldn’t have stopped reading my comment after all.
Some facts to combat your FUD: all Mercedes models of the same generation have a similar layout, look and feel – which are not only held in very high regard, but are generally considered to be the standard bearers in the automobile luxury space. I’m using Mercedes as an example since GM would do well to get Cadillac even remotely close to Mercedes’ ongoing commercial success.
Meanwhile, the XT6 will have a last-generation interior so that GM can pinch a few pennies during development and save a bit more in terms of parts sourcing. I saw this practice first hand when I worked at the Ren Cen, but it was far less invasive and evident back then.
You do realize that the XT6 will be the only new Cadillac model with the last-generation interior, don’t you? Does that sound like the type of thinking that is focused on winning, or one that is fine with just settling?
Will the presence of the last-gen interior on the XT6 impact sales? We do not know. But you sure as heck don’t see any other luxury automaker that takes itself seriously following this kind of strategy. It’s an intangible matter of respecting the product and the craft, which ultimately translates to brand value, image/perception and the desirability of the product… all things that GM lost in the late 90s and early 2000s, ultimately leading to its bankruptcy.
In Cadillac’s case, it is the challenger to the established players. It must lead, not cut corners. However you spin it, using a last-generation interior on an all-new product is the very definition of corner cutting. It’s one thing to do it on a less evident/less visible area like powertrain. It’s totally different and more concerning when the corner cutting is in a high-perception place like the cabin.
And as far as what interior should be where: the same interior theme (key word: theme) can and should be used across the entire portfolio to keep brand and product identify consistent across the range… but only if that theme is truly a good one.
That is the highly-successful model implemented by Mercedes and Audi. In fact, it is also the approach that was used by Cadillac throughout the ATS, CTS, XTS, ELR, and Escalade back when GM was somewhat serious about the Cadillac brand and its products. But now, GM leadership is so focused on pinching pennies and hitting ludicrous ROI metrics, that they seem to have lost sight of the intangible elements that make a product/vehicle desirable or respected. It’s not a great place to be.
Amen Alex. This is what I have been preaching here for years. We are all Gear Heads hence why we are on this site. But most of todays buyers are especially looking for high end interiors. The interior quality is something everyone can notice and make a distinction on no matter what. GM needs to step their game up big time. Especially Chevrolet. Way, way too much hard plastic being used. It is almost a joke when compared to the completion.
I’ve had first hand experience with the XT5 as well as new Audi’s and BMW’s and yes, they have a much more exciting interior design (not to mention a much nicer exterior design). The XT5 interior looks like it belongs in a minivan plain and simple.
Funny how quickly BMW and Mercedes were able to grow their crossover portfolio years ago but Cadillac just slugs along
Perhaps I’m missing something but sight unseen the XT6’s interior was never supposed to be far removed from a current vehicle model design. The XT4 is a smaller vehicle, thus a different interior. This formula is the exact same that the aforementioned German brands use. Comments that elude to the XT6 being DOA just because it has a similar interior lay-out to the highly successful XT5 is ridiculous.. and shows that the writing and comments of this site are starting to go the same route as the once great, now ruined GMINSIDERNEWS site. If the materials are as good or better than the competition.. the layout seems to be a silly complaint, considering it is a very well laid out interior in the already existing #2 selling CUV in its class.
While I have issue with Cadillac nixing the CT6 after only one generation.. I am not denouncing them for the rest of the exemplary products they do have. What’s more is the CT6 while discontinued will still be being sold as new til half way into 2020, still with a possibility of a replacement vehicle in the works.
Anyway.. Down vote a positive non-hate mongering post at will. LMFAO
You are missing something indeed. Sight unseen, all “all-new” Cadillac models were to have common exterior and interior design themes and trim level structures.
The exterior design theme is supposed to follow the 2019 XT4 and CT6. I’m sure that will take place on the XT6. The interior design theme is supposed to follow the XT4. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in that cabin will instantly understand how and why it’s superior to the cabins of last-generation Cadillac models (XT5, CTS, ATS, XTS). It’s superior on all fronts – in terms of design, functionality and ergonomics. And therein lies the problem: an all-new Cadillac product that will be priced to start in the high $40,000 range will use the interior of a vehicle developed almost a decade ago – despite a new and better interior having already been developed.
If you do not see a problem with this, that’s your prerogative. But Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Lexus didn’t rise to the top of the luxury car food chain by recycling old parts on all-new models, no matter how much more profitable doing so could be. Instead, they fully understand the value and potential of a new model. Each generation of each model progresses the brand and the UX, while making customers and observers alike take note. All that is theoretical.
On a practical level, would Cadillac’s new interior layout/design (as seen on XT4) have helped the XT6 become more commercially successful? We don’t know. But we sure as heck now that it would not have held it back, either. So yes, it probably would have helped. But the way it will play out, the only reason for someone to buy the XT6 over the XT5 is the third row. Might as well call it XT5-L.
Notice that the XT5 is the second-best-selling model in its class? Why do you think that is? Why do you think the Lexus RX outsells the XT5 almost two-fold each and every months, quarter, and year? Why is Cadillac not attempting to become the best-selling model in its class, maximizing profits, returns and shareholder value in the process?
And regarding your tirade about “the writing… on this site” and the alleged direction it’s going in: the fact that you disagree with a particular take (opinion) does not say anything about the direction of the publication as a whole. Get real.
The XT5 is a hot seller because Cadillac is trying to cover 3 markets with one product. The lower end models have a very different feel from the Platinum versions.
I expect XT5 Sales to drop once the XT4 and XT6 are readily available. That leaves Cadillac with the oppprtunity for a more narrowly focused XT5 in a couple of years.
The XT5 Platinum has an awesome interior. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with what Cadillac claims to be doing with the XT5 and XT6 interior. My beef is with the chassis they have chosen to use.
Why does the Escalade outsell the LX by almost 3 fold month to month.. quarter to quarter.. year to year? Is the LX immune to your reasoning?
In regards to the “NOTICE THAT THE XT5 IS SECOND” comment: Perhaps the simple reason why the RX outsells the XT5 is because GM simply has other brands that a perspective luxury CUV buyer can go to . The RX, not really being much more than PREMIUM.. I see plenty of buyers comparing it to the Envision.. heck.. Enclave, or Acadia Denali for that matter. In other words GM’s sales are often influenced by having, in my opinion, a lot more choices than some brands. At Toyota.. U go for the Chevy competition Highlander or the Buick/Denali/Cadillac competitor RX. Do those sales numbers and get back to me. PERHAPS THAT’S WHY.. the Impala/LaX/XTS needed to go.. They had people walking into Chevy/Buick/Cadillac dealerships debating between a similar sized Malibu vs an Impala.. or a Similar sized LaX vs a Regal.. or a similar sized to CT6 and similar PRICED to CTS, XTS. Sales arguments about GM products are often silly simply because they tend to have products that are close in essence to one another within their divisions, where as Mercedes is Mercedes selling a Cruze competitor called CLA.. or BMW is BMW selling an Encore competitor called X1. Lexus, has Toyota to contend with but still, it is only one other brand, where as GM has 4 offering variations of CUV.
Based on profits.. seems to me that Mary Barra is maximizing resources. In fact the idea of changing a vehicles LAYOUT for the sake of appeasing enthusiasts, not buyers who have spoken with actual cash. .is ridiculous. I always loved how people driving Civics, 6 years old, asked me why I was buying my first CTS-V back in ’09, instead of buying an M5. Of course once they sat in her.. watched its performance and awed at the uptick in quality and such, their tune changed. Again the same response when I pulled up in the ’12 V-Coupe.. and again in the ’16 I’m in now. STILL.. talking about one day they would get one. In other words .. ENTHUSIAST!!! Lotta opinions but very little buying, of Cadillac or the competition.
To the XT5-L.. well yeah.. whatever marketing comes up with. But then again.. isn’t the 7Series really pretty much a 5Series-L?
Here’s a different thought tho. WHAT IF.. there are people who love the XT5 layout and hate the XT4 layout? How would that change thus whole discussion. I know for a fact that there are people who genuinely hate my Z06’s LT4 because of its forced induction, but loved my previous Stingray’s LT1 because its NA.
Lastly.. YES. This thread sounds like GMI 2016-2018
One reason the Esclade outsells the LX is becuase of pop culture. In movies to videos. The LX no.
Is the LX of higher quality of the Escalade? Yes!
Is it priced more than the RX? Yes.
Does the Escalade outsell the RX? No
You can also rent plenty of Escalades from Budget, Avis, Sixt and Hertz. Fleet helps the Escalade.
Also those price points sells are lower. The Escalade sells 3-4K each month wheres the RX sells about 9-10k each month. WHile the XT5 sells 4-6K per month. So the massess know the quality of the Lexus over the BS Cadillac puts out. Also, be minded many luxury cars are leased.
5 and 7? A6 and A8? E and S? I would not say they’re the same at all. They’re much more than just L models. For one they have history that CTS, and CT6 lacks. For BMW the current generations yes. But they’re many difference between the two as well as the other two Europeans brands. Regardless, they have a formula for success that GM and it Chevrollac can’t capture.
CLA vs Cruz? In size? Not in price?
You can try to reason it out but the public has spoken with their wallets as well as myself not buying an ATS and later the CTS.
And the imports are smart in not have to many dressed up model -Impala, Buick, XT6. How many times will GM warm it over before start getting smart? It has already happened.
Now you are being ridiculous. Everyone on here knows that the RX outsells the Escalade due to it being a lot more attainable to the buyer due to a lower price point and its smaller size from a different segment.
I’m not sure why you included the RX. Your argument would have relevance if you compare the Navigator, Range Rover, GLS and QX80. And also, to add insult to injury, Yukon Denali.
You can’t point out why the LX don’t sell well but say that the LX is higher quality than the Escalade. There is a reason Lexus is discontinuing the LX BOF for a LX unibody crossover as a flagship SUV because Toyota was lazy to introduce a modern BOF platform and keep using modest updates that the Land Cruiser and LX continuing being left behind more and more.
The Escalade is still outselling its competitors 2-1 in spite of it being on the market since 2014. Now, I would agree that the Escalade is not high up like the Range Rover and GLS in many cases. Cadillac has a chance to rectify that for the next gen. model.
It’s one thing to not like the contemporary look, but the XT5 Platinum most definitely is a great interior.
The XT6 will also be coming with the updated graphics and UI that the XT5’s infotainment will feature next year.
1. the issue is the XT5 is an old design. So why would they copy it in the XT 6?
2. Cadillac interiors are not up to par with its German and Japanese rivals. That’s fact! So why wouldn’t GM update and then bring along the XT5 or just not.
3. I think you mean “allude” not “elude”
The higher end XT5’s have an excellent interior.
But the XT6 damn well better not be the only luxury crossover on the market without a defeat switch for that dreaded auto start/stop.
I don’t see a problem with the dash, it’s competitive.
Cadillac cannot be competitive, they need to leapfrog the competition to try and get up to true Tier One Luxury status. Just being competitive is just not good enough for Cadillac.
Cheap Mercedes models get the interiors from the expensive ones. Everything comes from the W222.
While Cadillac’s expensive models come from the cheap Cadillac models. Rofl
I think the current interior design of the XT5 is gorgeous and Cadillac did a fine job with the design which I think is better in this vehicle than the design in the CT6.
The XT6 may get an identical interior design but other things to consider is that the infotainment screen may be bigger, instrumentation could improve with a possibility of the XT4 steering wheel design with its own tech and luxury at a higher price point.
Lets just wait till we know for sure before having any hissy fits on here. The XT5 could get a massive refresh that will be justified to get the model over the XT4 without thinking twice. I’m hoping the XT6’s purchasing decision be that way too in regards of similar interior design.
I agree. Talk about jumping to conclusions. The XT5’s interior is nice. Having a preference for the XT4’s is cool, but makes for a potential negativity as well, having the larger more expensive vehicle have an identical interior to the lesser, smaller one. Not to mention as someone else said.. the XT5, especially in Platinum trim is effin sweet and very luxurious indeed
Always a fan of your GMI posts when I was there as Cmicasa the Great, PearlsRider, LovelyMoon, and of course MiatsoCi. LOL
1. Do not confuse real journalism/exclusive reporting with jumping to conclusions. The article provides a very balanced overview of both sides of the coin. You are the one all up in arms about jumping to conclusions.
2. You continue to miss the point. When an excellent part (be it an interior, design, engine, etc.) is in a less expensive car – such as the case with Mercedes-Benz vehicles – this is perceived value and the outcome is typically a general positive. When a sub-par part is in a more expensive product, it is looked upon as “cheapening out” or corner cutting; the general outcome is negative.
The interior of the XT5 is okay. Just that – okay. It’s not stellar, it’s not awe-inspiring, and it’s not the latest cabin Cadillac has to offer, nor the direction they are going in when it comes to interior design.
3. Cool it with references to other sites. It detracts from the conversation and serves no purpose. First and final warning.
The cost savings should go into new colors and accent colors/wood that are available on non-Platinum models.
The Platinum could then be laden with the shiny objects that attract some people to German cars. Funny how that situation has reversed since the 1980’s.
I hope this is lie!
Put feel, touch and play with Aviator, GLE, X5, Q7 interiors an XT5 interior will not due.
The XT5 interior is okay from a far but upclose you can really see the cost cutting.
XT5 Platinum cannot complete as an XT6 intertior of the with Aviator, GLE, X5, Q7
Yes, the other brands have almost idential interiors but they have quality that the CHEVALLAC does not have.
Also, the XT5 is loosing to the GLC. RX, GLC, XT5/MDX (neck and neck)
Not true. The XT5 Platinum is a legitimately nice ride with a class-competitive interior. It’s head and shoulders better than the entry level XT5.
The XT5 is a sales success, and it’s only being outsold by the Lexus RX – which also has essentially a “regular length” and “extended length” version now.
No car guy likes all wheel drive crossovers like that, but they sell. They sell like hotcakes and they keep Cadillac dealers open to move the fun stuff like the new CT5-V and upcoming super-lux Escalade.
Lets all be honest as to why the XT5 is a sales success. It has a cheap starting point that the others in its class do not bother with and GM piles the cash on the hood all of the time.
XT5 doesn’t come close to competing with the XC60, Stelvio (although that is much more due to structure), X3, Q5, GLC. Lets be real here. The XT5 is a true tweener that a lot of people can afford thanks to GM rebates. XT5 engine is an utter joke compared to it’s competition. Cadillac needs to rid themselves once and for all the corporate V6.
During JDN’s reign at Cadillac, there was hardly money on the hood for the XT5 same as for the current Cadillac models too, except the summer and end-of-the seasons sales event to make room for newer models. New management is taking over is the reason for more money on the hood of the current Cadillacs.
In all fairness, what percentage of buyers are buying the base XT5? I say 10%.
The refresh XT5 more than likely either retain the current price point as Luxury or they could have a slight jump on starting price.
I’m not sure how old the GLC is but the XC60, Stelvio, X3 and Q5 are newer and fresher designs. The XT5 will not outperform them but the XT5 can go toe-to-toe with them on luxury and features. The refresh has a better chance more so.
GLC came to bear as a short run 2016 model…..2017 was first full year. Expect refresh for 2020 model next year.
One can only hope for a good refresh for the XT5. I’m not sure on your toe to toe comment, but the features content is always generally strong considering the Germans, especially MB offers a healthy amount of one-off options while the domestics tend to package options.
The only thing that the XT5 can go toe to toe on is its size. It is bigger than the competition. Do yourself a favor and check out the competition. If you honestly think the the XT5 can stand toe to toe with any of those, I am at a loss for words. The XT5 interior was barely good enough when it came out. How GM didn’t realize that the competition was right around the corner and offer an interior that could suffice is beyond me. I mean an Acura MDX is close to the same level (XT5 is nicer though) interior wise and that thing has to be almost 10 years old by now.
The buyers of the XT5 don’t have a loss for words when they bought the vehicle and chose it over the competition. You are reaching now and should quite while you are ahead.
Lets agree to disagree. You don’t like the XT5 and we get that already. At least the XT5 is not pretending to be a performance vehicle . IMO, the XT5 is a complete package with excellent power, luxury, technology, appeal, styling, comfort and value.
Like I said, you should quite while you are ahead. You are making a spectacle out of yourself on here.
XT6 get modern (and GM guys favourite) interior from new 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500. This massive portion of cheap plastic with fake wood, metal and leather is great value for GM costumer. We proudly presents our latest technology and design language for a rich people. MB, BMW, Audi or Lexus are shocked with new etalon of luxury class.