2022 Cadillac XT4 Gets Limited Reverse Automatic Braking Availability1
The 2022 Cadillac XT4 arrives as the fourth model year of first-generation compact crossover utility vehicle, introducing only a few small updates and changes over the preceding 2021 model year. Now, however, some 2022 Cadillac XT4 units will not be equipped with Reverse Automatic Braking.
The limited availability of Reverse Automatic Braking for the 2022 Cadillac XT4 will take effect as of January 3rd production. The limited availability of this feature is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Reverse Automatic Braking is tagged with RPO code UVZ, and is offered as part of the Driver Assist Package (RPO code Y66). The Driver Assist Package is optional on 2022 Cadillac XT4 Sport and Premium Luxury trim levels, but not the base-model Luxury trim. Pricing for the Driver Assist Package is normally $1,100.
In addition to Reverse Automatic Braking, the Driver Assist Package normally includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Adaptive Cruise Control (KSG)
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (UGN)
Additionally, the Driver Assist Package also requires the Driver Awareness Package (RPO code Y65) which is priced at $470, and is offered as optional on all trim levels. The Driver Assist Package includes the following content:
- Following Distance Indicator (UE4)
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (UHX)
- IntelliBeam (TQ5)
The limited availability of Reverse Automatic Braking for the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is the latest feature impacted by the global microchip shortage. Previously, GM Authority reported that a variety of General Motors models, including the XT4, would offer limited availability of heated steering wheels and heated seats. It was later announced later that these features would be eligible for retrofitting at a later date.
It’s unclear at this time if GM will offer a purchase credit or feature retrofitting for those 2022 Cadillac XT4 models affected by the limited availability of Reverse Automatic Braking.
General Motors initially planned to limit Rear Park Assist/Front and Rear Park Assist availability for the Cadillac XT4 as of December 20th production. However, that date was later changed to January 3rd.
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered. Under the skin, the XT4 rides on the GM E2 platform, with production taking place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas.
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I find it strange and embarrassing for GM, that the “Luxury” Cadillac XT4, has limited availability for a heated steering wheel, heated seats and automatic reverse breaking while the Subaru Outback Touring (a non-luxury car) has these features as standard equipment. Shame on you GM.