GM has offered the Cadillac XT5 under the same generation since the 2017 model year, originally serving up the midsize crossover as a replacement for the Cadillac SRX. While relatively successful in terms of sales, the Cadillac XT5 has never really been an object of interest among those customers with performance in mind. This Cadillac XT5-V rendering seeks to change that.
Before we dig into this thing, it should be mentioned that there are currently no known plans at GM to produce a Cadillac XT5-V crossover. Rather, we created this rendering purely for fun, just to see what such a thing might look like.
From the off, we have to say – our Cadillac XT5-V rendering looks mean, with a sort of hunkered-down, aggressive attitude that’s missing from non-V-Series models. The stance is dropped considerably over the standard model, while in the corners, we added a large contact patch courtesy of a wheel set plucked from the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
Up front, the fascia of our Cadillac XT5-V rendering sports a black mesh grille, which looks great in between the inner black graphics of the headlights. A new front lip brings the crossover even closer to the ground, at least visually speaking.
Further body pieces line the lower body along the flanks, with black added to the window trim and roof rails. The front doors rock a V-Series badge, lest there be any doubt.
An additional V-Series badge can be found on the rear hatch lid, while a large diffuser-esque rear bumper houses a quartet of squared-off exhaust tips.
At the other end of those exhaust tips, we’re imagining our hypothetical Cadillac XT5-V cradles the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF3 gasoline engine. Last offered under the hood of the 2019 Cadillac XTS V-Sport and 2019 Cadillac CTS V-Sport, the LF3 was rated at 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, and 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, respectively. Either sum would be more than sufficient in our hypothetical Cadillac XT5-V.