Production of the 2022 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover will start at the Spring Hill assembly facility in Tennessee on June 24th, GM Authority has learned. In addition, Cadillac dealerships have been able to order the 2022 model since the month of May.
As previously reported, Spring Hill (which also produces the Cadillac XT6 and GMC Acadia crossovers) was shut down on April 12th as a result of the global semiconductor shortage. At the time, it was expected to remain closed for two weeks, but in fact it reopened well ahead of schedule after just one week. “GM’s supply chain organization has made strides working with our supply base to mitigate the near-term impacts of the semiconductor situation,” said GM spokesman David Barnas.
Sales Results - Q1 2021 - USA - Cadillac
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The Cadillac XT5 was the only vehicle from GM’s luxury brand to sell in lower numbers in the United States during Q1 of 2021 than in the same period of the previous year. However, the shortfall was relatively minor at just under three percent.
Furthermore, the XT5 was the second best-selling Cadillac during the quarter at 8,773 units. It was beaten only by the Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV, whose sales shot up to 9,842 units thanks to the introduction of the fifth-generation model.
As part of the changes for the 2022 model year, two optional colors – Shadow Metallic (paint code GJI) and Garnet Metallic (paint code GLR) – are being discontinued. Both were available for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 at a cost of $625, and will be replaced by two new colors.
In contrast, the revised XT5 will be available with a new Brembo brake package (RPO code J56), consisting of Brembo performance front brakes and red painted brake calipers at the front and rear. The package is offered as standard on the Sport trim level, but not the Luxury or Premium Luxury trim levels.
The Cadillac XT5 is available with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engine are paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The second-generation XT5 is expected to arrive for the 2023 or 2024 model year.
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