Back in 2022, GM Authority reported that the next-generation Cadillac XT5 would be exclusive to the Chinese market, per statements made by GM President Mark Reuss. GM’s original plan was to discontinue the XT5 in North America and offer a second-generation XT5 exclusively in China. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that a team at General Motors is currently looking at a business opportunity for the next-gen Cadillac XT5 in North America.
Back in 2022, GM President Reuss discussed future GM products during the Investor Day event, including the redesigned Cadillac XT5. During a presentation, Reuss indicated that the crossover “is for China only, as we move Cadillac in the United States to an all-electric brand.”
“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,” he added.
Earlier in 2023, GM Authority reported that GM China will be in charge of developing the next-generation Cadillac XT5 for the Chinese market. According to GM Authority sources, the next-gen crossover will be “home roomed” in China, which essentially means that GM’s Chinese operations will take responsibility for the crossover’s design and development. Now, GM Authority has learned that the up-and-coming Cadillac XT5 is currently under consideration for the North American market as well.
GM Authority spy photographers have captured the next-gen Cadillac XT5 testing as a camouflaged prototype on several occasions, including in the middle of white-out blizzard conditions, as well as on public roads. Despite the camo, a few interesting feature highlights have been spotted thus far, including vertical lighting features around the front fascia and a new mesh design for the grille, both of which appear to bear some resemblance to the styling presented by the recently refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4. Prototype models have also shown some interesting new wheel designs.