Current-Generation Cadillac XT5 Soldiers On For 2023 Model Year12
The Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover was introduced for the 2017 model year, with a model refresh following for the 2020 model year. Looking ahead, General Motors was originally slated to introduce a full model overhaul for the 2023 model year, but now, GM Authority has learned that the second-generation Cadillac XT5 has been delayed, and as a result, the current model will soldier on without a redesign for the 2023 model year.
Unfortunately, the delay for the second-gen Cadillac XT5 isn’t all that surprising, given the plethora of setbacks to production, product launches, model overhauls, and model refreshes that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to GM and throughout the broader automotive industry.
The current 2022 Cadillac XT5 is the sixth model year for the first-generation nameplate, arriving with just a handful of changes and updates as compared to the preceding 2021 model year, including the addition of two new exterior paint colors (Rosewood Metallic and Latte Metallic), deletion of two exterior colors (Shadow Metallic and Garnet Metallic), deletion of the Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile device pairing feature, deletion of the 20-inch 12-Spoke alloy wheels with Pearl Nickel finish (RPO code Q6Q), addition of the 20-inch 12-Spoke alloy wheels with Pearl Nickel finish (RPO code Q71), and a few other minor changes.
Motivation is sourced from either the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin is the GM C1 platform, while production for North America takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
As for the second-generation Cadillac XT5, the model overhaul is expected to include a lightly updated platform, incorporation of the Global B electronic architecture, and possible revisions to the powertrain lineup as well.
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It was dated when it debuted. Sign of times. GM will let ICE models fossilize to fund EVs
As they should.
I would like to point out that just last year (April 2021), Rory Harvey (global Vice President of Cadillac) told Automotive News that all next-generation models coming out from Cadillac will be EV only.
He was quoted further saying that existing ICE models will receive refreshes (ie Restyling) before they’re replaced with fully EV models.
So, either Mr Harvey flat-out lied or this information is incorrect.
I’m not saying that things can’t change in a year but for Cadillac to do a complete 180 and decide to redirect nearly a billion dollars towards redesigning an ICE vehicle that will only be around for 5-6 years tops when you’ve been telling dealerships, customers, and investors you’re putting all your money on electric is lunacy.
I’ll go a little further and say we already have an XT5 replacement in the Lyriq.
As it ramps up production, it will make less and less sense to keep a similarly sized and priced ICE vehicle around that is comparatively unremarkable in every way.
I would not say they are completely abandoning ICE, just selective. Slade is already getting a refresh according to this site. It is newer than the XT5. But then slade is the cash cow for the brand, so it is smart to protect the cow. XT5 is probably a blip on the profit sheet. And as you say, the plan is to move everything to EV, so why enhance a product that is going obsolete that produces no/minimal profits? Slade will be around as long as it produces. You may not like the plan, but it is the plan and gm/caddy is sticking to it. And agree, Lyriq is the XT5 replacement, and it is here now. Why update XT5?
Maybe Cadillac doesn’t consider this update to equate to a next generation model? Maybe since that announcement, supply chain issues have identified that Cadillac won’t be able to produce the quantity of EVs that were initially planned? Maybe the GM Authority writers are reporting inaccurate information?
Regardless, why are you so upset that an update is being made to an existing model? It’s not like it will be on a completely new platform. It’s probably a relatively inexpensive makeover that they’ll get 6-7 years out of and then the model will be completely dropped.
Went from a Lexus RX 350 to an XT5 3 years ago. XT5 handles much better with feel of road, and more power with smother tranny. Over 3 years in, only oil changes and tire rotations, no issues.
I agree, that delay on updates my be due to supply chain issues, but very fine product, and updates would only make it better.
Yes, it is a shame on the disproportionate focus on EVs.
It’s so ugly and dated!
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Own a 2020 and a 2021 ,, exterior and interior clean lines no clutter easy to operate .. Getting 21 city 31 highway excellent power . As for electric NO ,what do you do with those dead batteries and the cost ???
We drive a 2020 and a 2021 outstanding exterior and interior styling .. No electric