The Cadillac XT4 has officially launched in Europe with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine and a starting price of 42,900 euros.
The automaker had previously said the XT4 would launch in Europe in the fourth-quarter of 2019, with Cadillac Europe boss Felix Weller announcing the crossover’s eventual arrival in the region back in February, as per our exclusive report.
Cadillac says its new Euro 6-compliant 2.0-liter diesel, which was developed specifically for the European market, produces 170 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque in the XT4. Just like the North American-spec XT4, European models will come equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available at cost.
Two trims will also be offered from launch: the Launch Edition and the Launch Edition Sport. The Launch Edition is available with front-wheel drive only and offered 18-inch wheels, satin aluminum exterior trim, a surround vision camera, automatic parking assist, Cadillac CUE infotainment and 3D navigation. Launch Edition Sport models, meanwhile, are offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and add 20-inch wheels, a sport grille, sport steering wheel, sport pedals, clear lens LED taillights, adaptive cruise control and a color head-up display to the mix, among other extras.
Prices for the Launch Edition will start at 42,900 euros including destination, while the Launch Edition Sport has been priced from 49,200.
“Based on a new compact SUV architecture, Cadillac’s entry into what is Europe’s fastest-growing model segment offers expressive design, confident performance, state-of-the-art technology and generous cabin space despite compact external dimensions,” General Motors said in a release.
Weller also previously said that Cadillac would be offering certain gasoline engines in its vehicles in Europe, which will be sold alongside the new 2.0-liter diesel in the XT4 and other vehicles. GM has yet to release information on these new Euro-spec gas engines, although it is likely they will be based on its existing turbocharged four-cylinder engine family.