2020 Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year consisting of updates to the exterior and powertrain. To note, a mid-cycle refresh can otherwise be referred to as a facelift or a mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) in GM speak.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2020 Cadillac XT5. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Cadillac.
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Following are our expectations of the 2020 Cadillac XT5:
- Changes and updates to exterior design, likely similar to the design language introduced by the 2019 Cadillac XT4 and 2019 Cadillac CT6
- Possible (though highly unlikely) introduction of an XT5 V-Sport model
- Introduction of new 9-speed automatic transmission
- Updates to in-vehicle technology, including:
- Introduction of tactile rotary controls for the Cadillac infotainment system (previously known as CUE)
- Introduction of second-generation Rear Camera Mirror
- Introduction of new gear selector/shifter (Electronic Precision Shift)
The 2020 XT5 has been spotted on the following occasions undergoing testing:
- April 2018: 2020 Cadillac XT5 spied for the first time
- July 2018: 2020 Cadillac XT5 exterior spied in Arizona
- July 2018: 2020 Cadillac interior spied
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 continues to be offered as a five-door midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
Like all first-generation units of the Cadillac XT5, the 2020 XT5 continues to ride on the regular wheelbase variant of GM’s C1 platform shared with the following vehicles:
- GMC Acadia (second generation, 2017 – present)
- Chevrolet Blazer (rumored mid-size Chevrolet crossover, expected for 2019 MY)
A longer-wheelbase variant of the same architecture underpins the following models:
- Chevrolet Traverse (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Buick Enclave (second generation, 2018 – present)
- Cadillac XT6 (upcoming full-size Cadillac crossover, expected for 2020 MY)
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 refresh is expected to continue being powered by the standard 3.6L LGX V6 while replacing the 8-speed automatic transmission sourced from a third party supplier with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission was co-developed with Ford. It’s also possible (though highly unlikely) that an XT5 V-Sport model will be introduced and feature a twin-turbo V6 LGW engine.
|Manufacturer||Brand||Model||Model Year||Engine||Wheel Drive||Transmission||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)|
|General Motors Company||Cadillac||XT5||2020||3.6 V6 LGX DOHC||Front wheel drive||9-speed auto||310 / 231 @ 6600||271 / 366 @ 5000|
|General Motors Company||Cadillac||XT5||2020||3.6 V6 LGX DOHC||All wheel drive||9-speed auto||310 / 231 @ 6600||271 / 366 @ 5000|
Assembly of the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will continue at the following plants:
- GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee operated by GM USA, supplying North American markets
- GM Jinqiao Cadillac in Shanghai operated by GM China supplying the Chinese market
We expect the 2020 XT5 to follow the regular GM model year rollover sequence, and launch in the third quarter of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect that the first-generation XT5 will live on thru at least the 2023 model year, and that an all-new, future Cadillac XT5 will launch thereafter.
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