Cadillac Adding Two or More Crossovers Over Next Several Years
Brand Lacking Models in Hottest Luxury Segments
The unveiling of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 midsize crossover at the Los Angeles Auto Show showcased General Motors’ flagship brand’s replacement for its best-selling SRX midsize crossover. However, unlike its German and Japanese rivals, it’s Cadillac’s only current crossover model. The only other SUV choice from the brand is the jumbo-sized Escalade. However, expect Cadillac’s crossover drought to end soon. According to Cadillac chief Johan De Nysschen, expect at least two, and possible three, new crossover models to join the XT5 within the next several years, Automotive News reports.
The next model will be a compact crossover one size smaller than the XT5, presumably named XT4. Also reportedly in the pipeline is a larger three-row crossover between the XT5 and the Escalade. At this point, it’s unknown whether it will be a longitudinal chassis based off the CT6, or a variation of the next-generation Lambda platform that underpins the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse. A subcompact crossover presumably based on the Gamma II platform used by the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax could also be in the works to battle the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The sub-XT5 model will arrive by 2018, with the other models following later in 2018 or early 2019.
Source: Automotive News