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Cadillac XT5 Limousine: Our Exclusive Details

In September of 2020, GM Authority showed you images of what was a prototype of either the Cadillac XT5 limousine or hearse undergoing testing. Based on the Cadillac XT5 crossover, the vehicle featured a substantially extended wheelbase and six doors, with the middle door being a temporary placeholder for the mule. Since then, we’ve been on the hunt for more info about the upcoming models, and today we have a few new details to report.

A mule/prototype of the Cadillac XT5 Limo / Hearse

Assigned RPO code V4U, the limo will be powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This motor will drive either the front wheels or all four through GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will ship with 18-inch six-split spoke alloy wheels with Pearl Nickel finish (Q6Y) wrapped in P235/65R18 all-season H-rated blackwall tires (QMV). It will have LED headlights (T4L), IntelliBeam automatic high beam on/off (TQ5) and a power liftgate with programmable memory height (TB5).

In addition, the Cadillac XT5 limousine will be offered in the following colors:

  • Crystal White Tricoat (G1W)
  • Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
  • Stellar Black Metallic (GB8)
  • Wilder Metallic (GED)
  • Shadow Metallic (GJI)
  • Garnet Metallic (GLR)
  • Dark Moon Blue Metallic (GLU)
  • Infrared Tintcoat (GSK)

Inside, the limo will be equipped with the following features:

  • Leatherette seats (AR9)
  • Jet Black interior (with all exterior paint colors) (H2G)
  • Eight-way power driver seat adjuster (AR9)
  • 60/40 sliding and reclining second-row seat (ABD)
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats (KA1)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (NP5)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control (CJ2)
  • Cadillac User Experience infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, NFC mobile device pairing and Connected Apps (IOS)
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (PPW)
  • SiriusXM with 360L with trial subscription (U2K)
  • Bose premium eight-speaker system (UQA)
  • Adaptive Remote Start (BTV)
  • OnStar and Cadillac connected services capable (UE1)
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable (VV4)

Moreover, the Cadillac XT5 limo will have the following active safety equipment as standard:

  • Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
  • Forward Collision Alert (UEU)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (UHY)
  • Front Pedestrian Braking (UKJ)
  • HD Rear Vision Camera (UVB)
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
  • Safety Alert Seat (HS1)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist (UD5)
  • Teen Driver mode (TDM)

The XT5 limo will be joined by a hearse as part of the reborn Cadillac Professional Vehicles lineup. That duty was previously handled by the XTS and, to a lesser extent, the CT6, prior to their discontinuation.

Cadillac XTS Professional Vehicles

That means that they will be built by GM and shipped to upfitters / coachbuilders for final completion, as required by the final customers.

“The vehicles are upfitted by after market companies and there is not much else we can share at the moment,” Assistant Manager of Cadillac communications, Whitney Lewis, told to GM Authority executive editor Alex Luft in a statement.

The XT5 limo has yet to be officially announced, so pricing info is not yet available, but we should have more details in the near future, so stay glued and subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac XT5 news, Cadillac news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.

Before signing off, we feel obliged to highlight the fact that the photos of the extended-length XT5 you see in this article are of a mule, so it’s not how the final vehicle will look like.

David Finlay: David has been writing about motoring and motorsport since he was 13 and racing since he was 19. He is British, and therefore apologizes for taking up too much of your time.

View Comments (21)

    • The upfitter has to do all frame and body modifications, when GM provides the vehicle it looks stock. This is GM doing a quick and dirty job with parts on hand so they could test the vehicle.

      • Justin: see the caption of the second image in the story:

        "A mule/prototype of the Cadillac XT5 Limo / Hearse"

        Also, the last sentence in the story:

        "Before signing off, we feel obliged to highlight the fact that the photos of the extended-length XT5 you see in this article are of a mule, so it’s not how the final vehicle will look like."

        • Thank goodness. Article wasn’t worth reading but the pics were very deserving of the comment. Bizarre. A few extra minutes and effort would have fixed this.

  • Wtf is this. Crossovers don’t work as limousines. Only full sized SUVs (to a certain extent) or Sedans. And why does it have vinyl seats?! Honestly I thought this was just another crappy rendering not a actual car.

    • The cheapest seat option is perfect since the limo upfitter will, at minimum, redo the passenger seats to match their interior, or if it's a hearse, throw them out.

  • The CT6 could’ve been made into an attractive limousine in the tradition of the Cadillac Series 75 that would’ve been worthy of its heritage.

    This looks like something one would find in a wildlife preserve where folks hop in to see the giraffes and elephants up close. For that market the vinyl seats are the perfect foil for ice cream cones.

  • I like Cadillac. I just bought the XT4. My father just bought the XT5. With that said, this XT5 limousine is very unattractive! If it is not the finished design, why show us this very unattractive rendition? That middle door is the biggest problem. It breaks all the lines and looks like they cut an XT5 in half, and welded in a mismatched piece! Why show us this turn off?

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