Cadillac XT4 to Hit Showrooms in 2018, Three-Row and Subcompact Crossovers to Follow

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In the second half of 2017, General Motors’ most luxurious brand is set to unveil an all-new crossover SUV dubbed the XT4. According to the head honcho over at Cadillac, this model is a top priority if the company wants to compete with German compact luxury crossovers, such as the popular BMW X3.
Late last year, Cadillac filed trademarks for CT2 to CT8 and XT2 to XT8 with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Up to this moment, the American manufacturer launched the CT6 luxury sedan and XT5 mid-size luxury crossover SUV. After the latter was presented at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, a question had to be answered: what comes next after the Cadillac XT5?

Speaking to Automotive News on the sidelines of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen made it clear that a compact crossover was next in the lineup. The previously mentioned publication believes that Cadillac will baptize this model as XT4. Estimated time of arrival? Sometime in 2018, apparently.

Information on this model is scarce, but rumor has it the XT4 will be underpinned by a shorter version of the XT5’s highly modular C1XX platform. Regarding engine options, the 272 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found under the hood of the 2016 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo should be somewhere on the list.

But this isn’t all there is to the future lineup of Cadillac. According to De Nyscchen, there’s an obvious gap between the Escalade and XT5. “A very well-executed, three-row crossover could fit in quite nicely,” said De Nysschen. For this model, the long wheelbase version of the C1XX platform is in the cards. Expect the three-row crossover to get the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter LGX V6 and the 3.0-liter LGW twin-turbo V6 engines.

After the 7-seater arrives in the second half of 2018 or early 2019, Cadillac will present the world with a subcompact crossover that will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, BMW X1, and Audi Q3.
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