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.