GM first confirmed the Cadillac XT4 was Europe-bound last September, but actual sales of the crossover in Germany and surrounding markets won’t begin until the second week of October of this year.
Euro-spec Cadillac XT4 models will offer a new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that was developed specifically for the European market. The engine, which is Euro 6 emissions compliant, produces 170 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque in the XT4. Also on offer will be the turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine, which is good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both engines will be paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
The Euro-spec Cadillac XT4 will adhere to the automaker’s Y-trim level strategy, with the Luxury trim level serving as the entry-level variant. From there, customers can shell out more money for either the Premium Luxury or Sport trim levels, which each offer different equipment that appeal to different types of buyers. The crossover will also be offered in two exclusive special editions in Europe: Launch Edition and Launch Edition Sport. The Launch Edition model is available with FWD only and features 18-inch wheels and bright exterior trim, while the Launch Edition sport is available with FWD or AWD and has 20-inch wheels, a sport grille, sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and other extras.
“The first-ever Cadillac XT4 gives us access to a segment where Cadillac has never been before,” Cadillac Europe director Conark Shah said in a statement. “With our compact crossover we are going to attract new and existing customers alike who are shopping for an outstanding automobile that offers everything that sets a true Cadillac apart from the competition with dimensions and powertrains that are tailored for Europe.”
Prices for the Cadillac XT4 Launch Edition will start at 42,900 euros including destination (about $50,290 USD at the current exchange rate), while the Launch Edition Sport has been priced from 49,200 euros ($57,675). Additional pricing information will become available following its on-sale date in early October.
A version of this story originally appeared on Cadillac Society.