The planned 2022 refresh for the Cadillac XT4 crossover has been pushed back until the 2023 model year.
The compact luxury crossover was in line to receive a number of minor updates for the 2022 model year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced General Motors to delay the refreshed model’s arrival until the 2023 model year, Automotive News reports.
It’s not clear what updates were in line for the Cadillac XT4 with this mid-cycle nip and tuck. Minor refreshes usually consist of some technology updates or add-ons, redesigned front and rear fascias, color palette changes and other small revisions.
GM has also delayed the launch of the updated 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave SUVs until the 2022 model year. GM North America president Barry Engle told AN in a recent interview that some other models been delayed for an unforeseen amount of time due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“How long they’re delayed is somewhat a function of the recovery process and what the might look like,” Engle said. ” We really haven’t provided any additional detail to a large degree just given the state of flux. We dont fully understand yet exactly what the future might look like.”
GM production was halted for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of its factories are expected to come back online this week, while others won’t restart until next week. The automaker was already on the back foot with regards to production output after the 40-day UAW strike late last year, as well.
The Cadillac XT4 was introduced in 2018 for the 2019 model year. The C-segment crossover is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels, though all-wheel-drive is available for extra. The refreshed model is expected to feature the same powertrain.