The Cadillac XT4 has already launched in major markets where the luxury automaker operates, including the United States, Canada and China, but now, the compact crossover is headed to the Russian Federation as well.
While General Motors has yet to come out and officially announce the XT4’s arrival in Russia, GM Authority recently noticed the model has been added to the Cadillac Russia website. The XT4 is listed under the ‘Future Vehicles’ tab of Cadillac Russia’s website alongside the three-row Cadillac XT6.
The Cadillac XT4 is an important part of the brand’s ongoing effort to expand its Russian business. Last year, the automaker outlined a plan to capitalize on the Russian economy’s resurgence by launching a series of new products in the region, including the refreshed Cadillac XT5 as well as the new XT4 and XT6. Just like in America, the XT4 will be aimed at younger buyers who may not have purchased a luxury car previously.
In Russia, the Cadillac XT4 will be offered in Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, but not the base Luxury trim. The XT4 follows Cadillac’s Y-trim level strategy, which begins with the base Luxury trim and then branches out into Premium Luxury and Sport trims to widen the model’s appeal. As such, Premium Luxury models feature bright chrome trim and more ornate wheel designs, while Sport models feature gloss black trim, performance-inspired wheel designs and other small differences.
Powering Russian-spec Cadillac XT4 models will be GM’s turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LSY engine, which is good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power will be sent through the automaker’s nine-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift technology. The crossover may one day be offered with GM’s new 2.0L turbo-diesel engine in the country, which was developed for the European market and is good for 170 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
GM previously planned to launch the Cadillac XT4 in Russia during the first half of 2020, but it’s very likely that those plans were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian Cadillac XT4 models will be imported into the country from GM’s Fairfax plant in Kansas, USA.
This story was written in collaboration with our sister site, Cadillac Society.