The next generation of the Cadillac XT5 will be offered in China only, as per GM Authority coverage in November. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that the XT5 will be departing from American shores just yet, as sources tell us that there will be a 2024 Cadillac XT5 in North America.
GM Authority has exclusively learned that the XT5 will continue another model year for 2024. However, it must be noted that this 2024 XT5 will be a carryover from the 2023 XT5, not the next-gen XT5 destined for China.
Speaking of the Chinese-market XT5, GM President Mark Reuss explained why the next generation of the Cadillac crossover isn’t coming to North America.
“This is for China only, as we move Cadillac in the United States to an all-electric brand,” Reuss said. “The XT5 is still a very high-volume segment in China, and we’re going to do that with a new design language interpretation, both inside and out.”
Meanwhile, the current 2023 Cadillac XT5 offered in the U.S. market soldiers on with minimal changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. It received three new paint colors, while the Bose Performance 14-speaker stereo, embedded navigation and ambient lighting became standard on the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels.
Under the hood, the XT5 is currently available in the U.S. with one of two engine options, including turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which develops 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, and either a front-wheel or an all-wheel drivetrain.