Upcoming Cadillac GT4 Compact Crossover Leaked In China6
In March, GM Authority caught a mysterious Cadillac crossover testing on public roads in the United States. Although we assumed that the upcoming new model could be called the Cadillac XT3, the brand’s future compact crossover has just been fully leaked in China under the Cadillac GT4 name.
Chinese media has leaked patent images of the upcoming Cadillac GT4, an all-new B-segment crossover based on GM’s E2 platform that will become the entry-level variant in Cadillac’s utility vehicle portfolio. There isn’t much information about it so far, but the new GT4 is likely to be a global model that Cadillac will offer mainly in China.
The Cadillac GT4 name is a new variation on the brand’s current nomenclature scheme, which until now only included the initials CT for cars and XT for crossovers. In addition to introducing the new GT initials that evoke Gran Turismo, the upcoming crossover is the third model to use the number 4 utilized by the brand’s compact models, including the Cadillac XT4 and CT4.
Patent images show the body of the upcoming Cadillac GT4 from all angles and with two different trim levels, one with a chrome grille insert for the possible Premium Luxury trim and one with a blacked-out mesh grille characteristic of the Sport trim. Both show the proportions of the new GT4 with a low roofline and short rear overhang similar to the Mercedes Benz GLA and BMW X2.
As seen in the leaked photos, the upcoming Cadillac GT4 adopts the latest evolution of the design language introduced by the CT5. The front end stands out with the signature shield-type grille with thin, horizontal daytime running lamps and lower-mounted headlamps.
The upcoming Cadillac GT4’s profile boasts organic shapes with lower-body cladding. In addition, the C and D pillars are joined by a chrome trim piece bearing the embossed “GT4” nomenclature. The rear brake lights have a boomerang design similar to those on the Cadillac CT6, with a horizontal chrome trim linking them together.
The Cadillac GT4 will debut this year in China and will be built at the SAIC-GM Dong Yue plant, where both variants of the Buick Envision are built on the same platform. The GT4’s base engine will be the new turbocharged 1.5L inline four, while range-topping variants will use the familiar turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY. At this time, there are no plans to offer the Cadillac GT4 in the United States.
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Not bad, though I thought it was a Mazda at first with that grille opening and angular headlights.
Looks very similar to my 2021 Buick Envision which makes sense since they share the same platform.
nothing new, it is already all we know seeing the boring products in streets. But Design seems Correct
Definitely looks like a Buick.
That is a computer image, not a photo.
The side profile reminds me of a Lexus RX.