The 2025 Cadillac XT5 will introduce an all-new second generation for the midsize crossover, debuting revised exterior styling, an overhauled interior, an updated platform, and more. Critically, the next-gen 2025 Cadillac XT5 will be exclusive to the Chinese market. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured the 2025 Cadillac XT5 undergoing testing as a camouflaged prototype.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the 2025 Cadillac XT5 as a camo-clad prototype. Earlier this month, an XT5 prototype was seen testing in the midst of near white-out blizzard conditions, but now, we’re getting a far clearer view of the next-gen crossover thanks to these new images.
Up front, we see this 2025 Cadillac XT5 prototype running a set of vertical placeholder headlights, with the production model set to introduce a set of redesigned lights. This prototype model is also showing us the grille mesh design, with the front fascia likely incorporating similar styling elements as the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4.
The wheels appear to be the same multi-spoke, silver-finished rollers equipped by the 2025 Cadillac XT5 prototype spotted earlier in the month. Meanwhile, the rear fascia looks as though it will incorporate several styling changes, including new lighting elements, as previewed by the vertical placeholder elements seen here. Also notable is the trapezoidal exhaust treatment.
In terms of sizing, the next-gen XT5 will be more or less identical to that of the current generation. Inside, however, the cabin space will be overhauled, with this prototype showing us a new digital display behind the steering wheel that stretches into the center stack, a similar layout as that of the updated Cadillac XT4, although the two screen layouts also differ in several ways.
Last year, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed that the 2025 Cadillac XT5 will be exclusive to the Chinese market, while a more recent GM Authority exclusive confirms that GM China will be responsible for the crossover’s development. Under the skin, the next-gen XT5 will ride on the GM C1-2 platform, which is basically the second iteration of the GM C1 platform underpinning the current generation.
Meanwhile, the current-generation Cadillac XT5 will carry over for the 2024 model year here in the U.S. Production of the 2024 Cadillac XT5 is set to begin in June, per another GM Authority exclusive.