2016 Cadillac XT5 Photographed Undisguised

2016 Cadillac XT5 undisguised 10 photos
Photo: saw390 on Opposite Lock
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Although it’s a little old now, the Cadillac SRX is still selling like hotcakes. After nearly 6 years of production, the second-generation of the Cadillac mid-size luxury crossover SUV is preparing to take a final bow for the audience. Unfortunately for fans of the SRX, its replacement will not carry the same name. Ladies and gents, say hello to the 2016 Cadillac XT5.
Photographed on the streets of Manhattan sans camouflage by OppositeLock member saw390, the Cadillac XT5 you can admire in the first pics of the adjacent gallery is the real deal. Riding on the all-new GM C1XX platform, the new kid on the block is the first step General Motors takes in its quest to get rid the GM Theta architecture, which is a 12-year-old design.

In terms of styling, well, just look at its face. Look at it. It’s an understated kind of angry and aggressiveness with a lot of aesthetic cues borrowed from the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan. It’s rather curious why a mid-size crossover SUV is entitled to boast similar looks as Caddy’s flagship luxobarge, more so when you consider that the full-size Escalade SUV looks like a brick in comparison to the XT5. Still, we’re not complaining.

It’s bold, it’s strong, it’s elegant, it’s like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wearing a black smoking jacket. If anything, we’re puzzled by how the L-shaped taillamps integrate into the rear quarter panels. Something’s off in terms of proportions in our book. Nevertheless, it’s a fine-looking luxury crossover SUV. So when will it debut and what’s under that sculpted hood? According to our sources, production will start in Spring Hill, Tennessee, in early 2016.

The first examples will hit dealers during the summer and we can confirm a single powertrain option as the time of writing this. We’re referring to the 3.6L LGX V6, the naturally aspirated six-cylinder that debuted on the CT6 and sixth-gen Camaro. Look forward to as much as 335 HP (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm). The GM Hydra-Matic 8L45 eight-speed automatic transmission will take care of shifting duties.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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