2018 Cadillac XT4 The Smallest Cadillac SUV
After the SRX crossover was replaced renewed XT5 model, and after the Cadillac announced the arrival of a new generation of “flagship” Escalade SUV, the company announced the expansion plan, offer in the crossover SUV segment. The first of the new models in the mentioned segment will be a 2018 Cadillac XT4. This compact crossover Cadillac, should appear in showrooms at the beginning of 2018. XT4 will be, for now, the smallest Cadillac SUV, and its premiere is expected at the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.
News of the expansion offer Cadillac crossover SUV lineup was announced during maintenance 2015 LA Auto Show. Until 2019, the market should appear and a new three-row SUV, which will be placed under the Escalade. Cadillac Escalade will remain the largest and most luxurious SUV of the brand. The offer should fill another compact crossover, but its release date is not known. Some sources indicate that he would take the name Cadillac XT3.
Cadillac has serious plans for the future in the growing Crossover SUV segment. The company said that they are ready to confront all renowned carmakers. 2018 Cadillac XT4 was announced as a direct and very fierce competitor to BMW X3 and Lexus NX crossovers. A smaller crossover probably XT3 is designed to be a serious rival to Audi Q3 and BMW X1 models. New Cadillac three-row SUV will be the main competitor of the new Volvo XC90 SUV and the new generation Audi Q7.
Sure, Cadillac sees the opportunity in the growing crossover SUV segment to achieve great success and raise your sales globally. Specifically, it is assumed that by 2020 more than half of the vehicles sold on the market to be crossover SUV models. Considering that Cadillac can offer only XT5 and Escalade models, expansion of supply, with the introduction of new models, it is logical and expected move by the company.
2018 Cadillac XT4 Specs
The official specifications and possible aggregates for 2018 Cadillac XT4 are not known. However, XT4 was been associated with future 2017 GMC Granite crossover. Some sources claim that these two models could be made on the same platform, as well as being able to hold the same powertrain.
GMC Granite Concept, on which will be based production model, has a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission. The same engine is under the hood, another SUV from General Motors game, Buick Encore. This engine, and some other more powerful engine should be offered these two models.
2018 Cadillac XT4 Price
The starting price, ie the price of the base 2018 Cadillac XT4 should be around $ 25,000.