The second-generation Cadillac XT5 is on the way for the Chinese market, introducing all-new styling inside and out. Thus far, the luxury crossover has been kept under wraps, quite literally, as GM Authority spotted a handful of camouflaged units undergoing testing a few months ago. Now, though, the mystery of the next-gen XT5’s looks is gone, thanks to photos that were recently leaked online via the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China.
Right off the bat, we can see that the second-gen Cadillac XT5 pictured here is likely a Luxury trimmed model, judging by its bright exterior accents, as opposed to the dark-themed accents that adorn the Sport trim. The new luxury crossover is essentially a reskin of the current, first-gen XT5, although it does feature a completely overhauled exterior and interior, though the GM C1-2 platform is under the bones.
The front fascia Cadillac XT5 has been treated to the luxury marque’s ICE model design language, which includes horizontally oriented turn signals (that also double as hazard lights). Vertically oriented accent lights (DRLs) descend down either side of the grille, with the headlights positioned just inside the DRLs. Black trim elements inside the vertical lighting draw the eye inward toward the grille, which features a five-point crest-like design, reminiscent of Cadillac’s crest.
The profile of the next-gen Cadillac XT5 has been overhauled as well, gaining a new sloping roofline that gently descends into the the C-pillar, lending a coupe-like silhouette to the luxury crossover. This treatment gives the second-gen model a much more modern and athletic appearance compared to its outgoing first-gen counterpart.
Out back, the XT5 features horizontally and vertically oriented tail lights, integrated into an L-shaped arrangement that lines up with a bright chrome accent on the liftgate. Note that the reverse light is positioned on the lower rear fascia, between the integrated dual exhaust outlets.
While these leaked photos don’t reveal what’s inside the overhauled Cadillac XT5, its interior will closely resemble that of the refreshed Cadillac XT4, which boasts a curved 33-inch LED screen lifted straight from the Cadillac Lyriq.
As first reported by GM Authority, the forthcoming Cadillac XT5 has been developed first and foremost for the Chinese market. Initially, GM didn’t have any plans to bring the model to North America, although as we recently reported, The General is currently reevaluating that decision.