2017 Cadillac XT5 Release Date
The upcoming successor of the Cadillac SRX has been speculated about for a while. This crossover SUV is currently one of the most anticipated models in the segment. Anyway, the brand new model will be sold as the 2017 Cadillac XT5. Although its debut was initially scheduled for the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit, it was later postponed for the 2015 LA Auto Show. Earlier this year, Cadillac announced the arrival of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 in early 2016. The new model is due to go on sale in mid-2016.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Design
The Cadillac SRX’s succesor will feature a more modern design. It will be underpinned by the new C1XX/Chi platform on which several other GM’s SUVs will be based as well. Those include the 2017 GMC Acadia, 2017 Buick Enclave and 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. All of these models have shared the Lambda platform, and the brand new platform will mark the beginning of their next-generation models.
Although the 2017 Cadillac XT5 should receive a brand new exterior styling, it will still bear some resemblance to the outgoing SRX. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 will feature a striking new front grille, new headlights and tail lights, a reshaped roofline as well as sports dual exhaust. While the new headlights will be positioned vertically, the rear light clusters will be placed at an angle. Its new roofline will be slightly swooping towards the rear end.
According to company’s officials, the 2016 models will receive a number of updated systems. Cadillac’s models will be equipped with an improved CUE infotainment system that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Also, the system’s Surround Vision feature as well as navigation will come enhanced. The system itself will get a more powerful processor. All of these technological improvements will find their place in the new 2017 Cadillac SRX as well.
2017 Cadillac XT5 Specs
Unfortunately, Cadillac’s official specifications for the new XT5 are still unavailable. Rumor has it that there will be two engine options under its hood. The turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter unit will generate around 265 horsepower. There will also be a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 that churns out around 335 horsepower.