Lately, the iconic Cadillac brand has been on the mend, due to many years of declining sales due to a lack of exciting vehicles. The brand constructed its V-Series lineup as a measure of attracting a much younger following than it has historically had. Unfortunately, the styling of the lineup was far too dated to attract younger consumers or for them to even garner even the most minute amount of interest in the line. Therefore, the brand has turned its attention towards the SRX mid-sized crossover, well actually its replacement, the 2017 Cadillac XT5. As of 2014, the SRX slid nearly 6% down in regards to sales and has long been in need of an extensive overhaul. When Johan de Nysschen took over Cadillac, he made a promise and is expressly keeping it with the renaming of the SRX as it arrives to dealers.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Engine Specs
The power train of the sport utility vehicle is currently speculation, but insiders contend that the power will come from an updated version of the outgoing model’s 3.6 liter V-6 engine. General Motors has additionally reported that it has been working on a turbo charged 2.7 liter V-6 unit. The latter unit is said to be able to nicely fit the sport utility vehicle. Critics throughout the industry are contending that there will also be a plug-in hybrid made available to consumers.
The engine lineup should be able to provide the 2017 Cadillac XT5 with more than enough power for it to formidably take on competitors such as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5. However, it does need to be noted that in order for the vehicle to truly become a top contender, it will need to add a diesel engine to its power train offerings. According to de Nyssche, diesel engines will be arriving later within this decade. As far as the drivetrain format, the vehicle will retain its transverse unit with wither all-wheel or front wheel drive.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Exterior and Interior
The exact appearance of the exterior of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 remains unknown by the public at large. The only information that is available was gathered from spy photos of a heavily camouflaged mule. Even with that, current rumors do not point towards the XT5 altering the platforms from the Epsilon II that is currently rides upon to a new Chi platform. The Chi platform that will be made available within the regular as well as the long wheelbase variants. This 2017 Cadillac XT5 will be roughly the same size as the outgoing model. It will adopt cues from the upcoming CT6 and the CTS. The hard angles and vertical LED lights will become a part of the new sport utility vehicle’s design.
The interior design is shrouded in the same amount of mystery as that of the exterior. Given that the model will arrive until 2017, it is expected that the vehicle will have a great number of gizmos and gadgets that are definitively next generation. There may even be an example of Cadillac’s Super Cruise which is the semi-autonomous driving system. Consumers should expect to be presented with premium animal hide within the cabin as well as an abundant amount of options.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
As the 2017 Cadillac XT5 enters into the marketplace, the question on many minds is will this vehicle be able to climb its way back to the top of the luxury vehicle segment. The vehicle is said to have a 2017 release date. The base pricing is said to be in the neighborhood of $42,000.