The 2022 Cadillac XT5 is set to arrive as the sixth model year of the current first-generation crossover, with a few minor changes and updates over the current 2021 model-year vehicle. One of those changes will be a new paint options list with the deletion of Shadow Metallic and Garnet Metallic.
The Shadow Metallic paint option is tagged with paint code GJI, and is currently offered as an optional extra for an additional $625. Meanwhile, Garnet Metallic is tagged with paint code GLR and is also currently offered as an optional extra for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 for an additional $625.
The 2022 Cadillac XT5 crossover is expected to be the final model year for the current first-generation vehicle, which debuted for the 2017 model year. Following the 2022 Cadillac XT5, the 2023 model year is expected to introduce the second-generation vehicle, which is tipped to ride on a second-iteration of the C1 vehicle platform upon which the first-gen model currently rides. Additionally, the second-gen XT5 is expected to feature the new Global B electrical system, also called Vehicle Intelligence Platform, enabling the inclusion of the GM Super Cruise driver assist system, as well as a completely overhauled cabin space.
Engine specs for the 2023 XT5 are expected to include a carry over for the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, and either the return of the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, or the replacement of the LGX with the newer turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be offered, with a nine-speed automatic transmission equipped as standard.
To note, the current 2021 Cadillac XT5 is offered with eight exterior colors and six interior colors. Under the hood, the turbo 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill facility in Tennessee for units slated for sale in North American markets.