Additional Details of 2017 Cadillac XT5 Crossover Revealed
Standard Turbo I-4, Nine-Speed Trans, SuperCruise System Rumored
Crossovers are playing an increasingly important role in brands’ lineups and it doesn’t much matter if you’re talking entry-level or luxury. Crossovers are hot. So suffice it to say Cadillac has a lot riding on its replacement for the best-selling SRX, the XT5. In June, the SRX alone accounted for more than a third of Cadillac’s overall sales. Based on a report from General Motors enthusiast forum GM Inside News, the new XT5 will come loaded for bear.
It’s believed GM’s widely used 2.0L gasoline direct-injected (GDI) turbo will be the standard engine on the XT5, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Additional engine options could include a version of the new 3.6L V-6 that debuted in the 2016 Camaro and will be offered in the forthcoming Cadillac CT6. A 2.7L or 3.0L turbo V-6 may be the top engine option, with possibly a turbodiesel for export markets. A plug-in hybrid version is also a possibility.
Cadillac will also be taking a step toward autonomous vehicles with its “SuperCruise” adaptive, semi-autonomous cruise control system, which coordinates active lane keeping, adaptive cruise control, and emergency braking to allow for essentially hands-free highway driving or commuting. SuperCruise is expected to be offered as an option in the XT5. Production will reportedly move from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox are currently built. The XT5 is expected to be unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Source: GM Inside News