According to a source close to the matter, who spoke to GM Authority sister site Cadillac Society, GM is planning on introducing an optional Platinum Package for the XT4 that would bring additional equipment and new features to the model.
The Platinum Package is offered as an optional equipment package on Premium Luxury and Sport trim level versions of the Cadillac XT6, XT5 and CT5. It was previously a standalone trim level and remains a separate trim on the Cadillac Escalade SUV and Cadillac CT6 sedan, but the brand decided to take a new direction with it for its new models, offering it as a separate package.
This helps to increase the flexibility of the content associated with the package, with customers no longer being forced into a specific trim level to get Platinum equipment. Instead, those customers can pick the trim level and associated styling elements, and add the Platinum package to that model if they want more options.
On the Cadillac XT6, the Platinum package includes:
- Semi-aniline leather seating for every row
- Leather-wrapped instrument panel, console and door trim
- Microfiber sueded headliner
- Front and rear premium carpeted floor mats
- Real-time damping suspension chassis and performance suspension
- This feature is only offered on the Platinum Package for the Premium Luxury trim level, as the Sport trim level already includes these two items
It’s likely that the Cadillac XT4 Platinum Package will include similar content to what’s listed above. Additionally, we hear the XT4 could be set to receive V2X technology in the near future. If you need a reminder, V2X is an acronym for Vehicle to Everything and is a technology that brings both V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) technology under one roof. These technologies allow vehicles to connect with the infrastructure (i.e. stoplights) and surrounding traffic to help manage flow and provide the driver with more road and traffic information. This technology is also crucial to help make semi-autonomous and future fully autonomous driving systems work.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.