First put into production for the 2017 model year, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 arrived with several minor changes, offering up a refresh (also known as a mid-cycle enhancement) for the midsize luxury crossover. In addition to revisions to the exterior, cabin, tech lineup and trim level hierarchy, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 also introduced the XT5 Livery Package, which is profiled in detail in the following post.
Odds are most customers will draw a blank when mentioning the Cadillac XT5 Livery Package. That’s because the package is intended for livery operators, or rather, those customers who use their vehicle (or fleet of vehicles) for professional use, such as a hotel or resort, or a funeral director.
The Cadillac XT5 Livery Package is tagged with RPO code ZR3, and comes with a 36-month / 150,000-mile Professional Vehicle Warranty, whichever comes first. This special warranty replaces the standard six-year / 70,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty offered at retail, and is only offered to qualified for-hire livery operators.
Additionally, the XT5 Livery Package includes Stellar Black metallic paint, a Jet Black interior, an 18-inch compact spare tire, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine. To note, 2020 XT5 models not equipped with the package also offer the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, and come with a tire inflator kit.
The XT5 Livery Package is offered exclusively on Premium Luxury trim levels. Both FWD and AWD are available in conjunction with the package. The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is produced at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee for sale in North American markets, and rides on the regular wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform.
While this package may be irrelevant to non-livery operators, it’s certainly noteworthy for those using their vehicles in a professional manner, especially when considering the fact that Cadillac recently discontinued both the XTS and the CT6, two models which previously offered their own Livery Package options.
For now, the Cadillac XT5 joins the Escalade and XT6 in Caddy’s Livery Package model lineup. As such, it looks like Caddy is encouraging livery customers who previously used the XTS to adopt the new XT5 for professional use going forward.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication Cadillac Society.