Cadillac XT5 Limo Prototype Caught Testing34
General Motors is working on a new stretched variant of the Cadillac XT5 crossover, GM Authority has learned. The new Cadillac XT5 limo was recently spotted testing in prototype form, showing off a significantly longer wheelbase than the standard XT5 crossover. The new model will serve as a vehicle for chauffeurs, hearses, and similar applications.
The new Cadillac XT5 limo shares the same overall styling cues as the standard model, albeit with an extra door’s length added around the B-pillar. The extra length is complemented by extra sub-floor reinforcements for the underlying GM C1 architecture, which can be seen as a small protrusion underneath the vehicle, just ahead of the rear wheel, stretching all the way to the front door cut line.
It’s believed that the final Cadillac XT5 limo will have only four doors, rather than the six seen on this prototype model.
This particular Cadillac XT5 Limo prototype appears to be based on either the Luxury or Premium Luxury trim level, as judged by the window surrounds (or “daylight openings,” otherwise known as DLO surrounds), as well as the front grille treatment.
Cadillac previously competed in the livery market with the Cadillac XTS, which was offered in five separate livery variants, otherwise known as the Cadillac XTS Professional Vehicles. Now, this new Cadillac XT5 limo is poised to arrive as an indirect replacement for those vehicles.
It’s also worth noting that Cadillac offered a Livery Package for the XT5 starting with the 2020 model year. The package includes a 36-month / 150,000-mile Professional Vehicle Warranty in place of the 6 year / 70,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty typically included with XT5 models sold at retail. Additionally, the package includes the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, Stellar Black Metallic exterior paint and a Jet Black interior. An 18-inch compact spare tire replaces the tire inflator kit, which is included as standard with the retail-market XT5.
Additionally, the Cadillac CT6 was offered with a Livery Package prior to its cancellation in North America.
The rear end of this prototype is adorned with a 350T badge, suggesting that it is powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gas engine. Equipped in the standard Cadillac XT5 crossover, the LSY produces 230 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm, routing output through the GM 9-speed automatic M3W transmission. That said, we believe that the limo will in fact be powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, which produces 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm when equipped in the standard XT5, also connecting to the GM 9-speed automatic M3W transmission.
We’ll gave more info on the new Cadillac XT5 limo posted soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac XT5 news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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??????? For China?
It’s for the livery market. Some financial opportunity there. This is an early mule.
This is comical
Agreed. Considering the last Caddy Livery vehicle I was in had a Northstar, this engine seems awful small to begin with. Now add 6, 200lb people……oof.
Most funeral corteges don’t involve drag racing…..
We can talk about the 7000lb hearses from the 70’s with 180hp.
But you have to be able to get up to speed on the highway.
And didn’t those have NA V8’s in em? We’re talking a small displacement, forced induction I4 here. An engine like that, that is constantly strained or running at 3k RPM will not last very long. And most fleet buyers do not want to replace a vehicle (or its engine) every 2 years.
lol… if you drove caddy limos in the 80s as i did you know the full sized caddy even with the 305 v8 sucked going up hills with a full load, the Lincoln town car with the 5 litre was blowing circles around the caddy until power hungry gm put a 5.7 litre truck motor in now it wasn’t embarrassing to drive a caddy but it took many years for them to play catch up, funny thing is Lincoln used the mkt livery with a v6 it did well, nothing will ever be a Lincoln town car not even a caddy but mkt took off for awhile, im impressed that caddy is trying to stay in the market
looks like a glitch in the matrix.
The “six door” set up is common for the funeral business, this will have 6 doors, better looking than on this prototype but it will have it and I imagine an XT5 hearse model too, I knew Cadillac wouldn’t completely abandon the hearse and livery market.
It’s an early prototype clobbered together to do chassis work.
Don’t waste your time explaining. The Mob has decided to dump….
I don’t remember ever seeing a hearse that wasn’t a Cadillac.
It was almost 99.9% Cadillac, when the RWD Fleetwood ended production in 1996 some companies started offering Town Car based hearses but I think Cadillac still holds 80% of the funeral vehicle market.
Pre 1996 you also see Buick, Oldsmobile and even Pontiac based hearses too.
Yuk. Understand this is just a mock up being tested, but I’ve never liked any of the SUV style limos. I don’t care if Cadillac, Lincoln, Hummer, etc. They all look putrid. So I’m not a limo kind of person and may not understand it that much, but isn’t the idea of a limo (at least in some part) to show you have arrived? To be elegant? To portray luxury?
I don’t care what anyone thinks about the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s cars. If you want to see great limos and arrive in style, then there’s nothing better than a 1977-1992 Cadillac Brougham or 1980-1994 Lincoln Town car.
Isn’t that what the XT6 is for?
I remember when limousines where all the rage, this is simply ugly don’t build it
Read the article. Far from a production model.
Could this be the next presidential “Beast”?
For his funeral hopefully.
Hopefully they will get back in the Hearse business too….they can call it the Cryptiq
I know it’s a “morn” car behind the hearse, just wish a sedan was still available for this type of work.
That’s pathetic looking. If I were running Toyota, I’d have Lexus step in and take the factory limousine market. GM actually conceded it long ago but customizers have kept them in the game. Cadillac once built the Series 75 which was a widely used factory limousine that was in production throughout their years as America’s Luxury Car Leader.
Whatever this prototype is supposed to be, in reality it’s a sad reminder of what Cadillac once was and that’s about it. I consider Cadillac to be a near-luxury brand now and trying to pretend that their XT5 is a luxury car or, worse yet, a legitimate limousine only makes Cadillac look ridiculous. Today’s Cadillac is really on par with what Oldsmobile once was and Oldsmobile never tried to sell limousines.
Lexus should take it’s fine LS and do a factory stretch with full reclining back seats and build a modern Series 75 limousine. Genesis could even do it but the market is ripe for it. There might even be more of a market for a factory limousine today with Uber and Lyft making chauffeuring commonplace.
How about a hug and some hot cocoa slugger?
There are too many anti-Cadillac posts here. But I know none deserve the last ride in a Cadillac Hearse. Probably those posters will be cremated and dumped in a body of water (or down the toilet).
Nothing brings out communal bile here like the word “Cadillac” in a thread title (Except of course if it’s good news on sales or positive recognition, in which case there are few comments posted). Something about the word makes people reach the very height of absurdity. Apparently some actually think the vehicle in the images will be sitting in a showroom soon. (And who cares that your shuttle to the airport or funeral limo has a Northstar V8 or not?)
The Livery business is a good one. Lincoln will soon be dropping the MKT/ Town Car. That’s an oppurtunity.
I know this is an old thread. I always thought a CADILLAC that size should have a V8 simply because they run so smooth. I’m going to miss the V8 in my 2004 GRAND MARQUIS when I replace it eventually. But we have to remember that it’s less and less about how many cylinders an engine has now. These newer 4 and 6 cylinder engines have more power than you could ever need in many cases. Only some 4 cylinder engines do have a ways to go to quiet them down some more but they are much better than they were decades ago. They upgraded my rental car to an XT4 last year on my vacation. Nice car and it have good power but the engine was still a bit coarse for a CADILLAC but still not that bad at all for a rental. You are correct that most people who would ride in an airport or funeral limo would not likely care about the engine or what the limo even looks like. Remember it’s just transportation anyway.
Anyone think that this is a prototype for a hearse rather than a limousine?. The set of middle doors make more sense for that. Since this is a prototype, the rear doors could just be along for the ride until new sheet metal is available. What makes me think this is the effort put into adding that upward flowing crease to the ‘middle’ doors.
What they are mostly doing is testing stretching the car, what Cadillac does is sell an XT5 ready to convert and then its sold to Accubuilt or Eagle which then stretches the car and converts it to a hearse.
Meet the new Cadillac Hearse.
Just absolutely horrible… compare that styling to the article on the 1976 Caprice. Or as stated above, the 1977-1992 Cadillac Brougham or 1980-1994 Lincoln Town car.
The Cadillac Puketiq 🙂
UGLY as hell and definitely not the kind of classy ride anyone would aspire to someday utilize. As a limo, i wouldn’t be caught dead in it. As a hearse, If im caught dead in that POS I’ll have to haunt my family for eternity to punish such disrespect……