The upcoming Cadillac GT4 has just been fully leaked in China, some five months after GM Authority reported the leak of patent images of Cadillac’s new crossover in the Asian country.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released SAIC-GM’s future product statement for the upcoming Cadillac GT4, revealing the first real-world images of the compact crossover and new details about the vehicle’s equipment, all before General Motors’ joint venture officially announces it in the Chinese market.
As we reported back in the middle of the year, the upcoming Cadillac GT4 is an all-new entry-level crossover that the luxury brand is developing under project code E2QL, revealing that the model is based on GM’s E2 platform that serves as the basis for the Cadillac XT4. As such, the GT4 represents a new offering from Cadillac for the compact segment that will rank below the XT4, at least in China.
The new leak reveals that the body of the upcoming Cadillac GT4 measures 182.4 inches long, 74 inches wide and 60.4 inches tall, mounted on a 110.2-inch wheelbase. As such, the GT4 is slightly longer and wider than the XT4, but four inches lower than Cadillac’s current compact utility. This confirms that the new model has a very similar format to rivals Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X2.
Aesthetically, the upcoming Cadillac GT4 presents an evolution of the Cadillac design language with new proportions that give it a bolder and even youthful character. The sculpted front end with divided lighting elements and the multiple character lines that accentuate its dimensions throughout the length and width stand out. In addition, the Sport trim adds a two-tone body with a black roof, clear taillight lenses and four exhaust outlets.
For its part, the Cadillac GT4’s spec sheet includes two engine and traction options. Base trims will rely on a turbocharged 1.5L engine rated at 201 horsepower and front-wheel drive, while higher-end trims will feature the familiar 233-hp turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine with standard AWD. Both will be mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new Cadillac GT4 could make its world debut early next year in China, where local media say the compact crossover will go on sale in mid-2023. We know the GT4 will be built at the SAIC-GM Dong Yue plant alongside to the second-generation Buick Envision, with which it shares its platform and many other technical elements. There are no known plans to market the Cadillac GT4 in North America.