Although Cadillac is now making the transition to all-electric powertrains with the launch of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq EV crossover, this particular prototype is not an EV. The front end includes air intakes to feed fresh atmosphere to the engine bay, while the rear shows off dual exhaust pipes with integrated exhaust finishers in the bumper, finished in silver.
Judging by the shape and size, this potential Cadillac prototype is also not the Cadillac XT4 refresh, nor is it the upcoming Cadillac XT5 overhaul. Additionally, GM filed to trademark the XT3 name back in 2014, and again in 2018. However, judging by the vertical lights placed in the front fascia, this prototype does appear to be in line with the latest Cadillac design language. The same can be said for the checkmark-style taillights.
What’s more, it would appear as though this particular prototype may be a platform mate of the mysterious Chevy crossover that GM Authority covered last week. For those readers who may have missed it, that particular vehicle looks as though it could slot in between the Chevy Trailblazer and the Chevy Equinox in the Chevrolet crossover lineup, thus building on the sporty design of the latest Chevy Blazer crossover, but wrapped in a smaller package. Another possibility is that the mystery Chevy could be in development for the Chinese market or another global market.
Either way, this mysterious Cadillac crossover definitely looks related. Notably, both models have a similar low-slung roofline and short rear overhang, which gives the crossover an almost hatch-like rear end. In the corners, the mysterious Cadillac crossover rides on a set of multi-spoke alloy wheels, with thin silver spokes and black inner detailing.
Also notable up front is a small cutout in the black camo covering the front grille. Zooming in on the cutout reveals what appears to be a front-facing camera lens.